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Lismore considers 20 extra greyhound racing meetings per year

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The Lismore City Council will next week consider an application for an extra twenty greyhound racing meetings to be held each year.

The Lismore Greyhound track currently conducts race meetings on Tuesday evenings, 52 weeks per year.

It has trailed an extra 10 meetings a year, with the approval of the council, but now wants to increase that number on a permanent basis.

The additional meetings proposed would be held on Saturdays, with the first race scheduled for midday, with the final race completed no later than 5pm.

In a report to council, staff have recommended approving the increase, despite concerns from neighbours.

‘The assessment process has concluded the operations on the site have resulted in ongoing noise complaints from adjacent premises, and submissions from other neighbours to the effect that the noise from the operations of the Greyhound Track is intrusive and offensive at times,’ the staff report says.

‘The amended Noise Management Plan provided by the applicant has to a large extent addressed these concerns and the application is recommended for approval subject to conditions that would provide a framework for the ongoing management of this facility.’

The application is going before the council next Thursday after being called up by councillors Darlene Cook, Vanessa Ekins and Adam Guise.

 

 

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