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Byron Shire
May 6, 2021

Lismore’s fourth attempt to deal with rescission motions

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A contingent of anti-greyhound racing activists are preparing to once again descend on Lismore City Council tomorrow as the council attempts, for the fourth time, to deal with rescission motions lodged after the final meeting of 2017.

The motions lodged regard a proposed expansion of Lismore Square Shopping Centre, a Olympic ski-jump facility, an extra 20 greyhound race meetings, and a special business rate variation.

After failing to reach a quorum after Cr Elly Bird walked out of the last meeting, it’s understood the numbers will be there tomorrow night to ensure that the meeting goes ahead.

Both Greg Bennett and Nancy Casson, who were absent from the last meeting, have confirmed they will be attending, and Cr Vanessa Ekins and Cr Eddie Lloyd are also expected to be back for the meeting.

Cr Elly Bird has indicated she will be attending although Cr Adam Guise is understood to be away so will not be attending.

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  1. Everyone knows about growing pains and we have:
    “… a proposed expansion of Lismore Square Shopping Centre.”
    And no product price or lease is ever going to rise is it?
    An expansion means there is a sudden expansion of shops, floorspace and products
    If there is no sudden increase in shoppers it is inevitable that prices will rise.
    Where are these extra shoppers coming from?
    From elsewhere locally in the CBD,
    And promotion will have to be for further afield like in Bangalow.
    The petrol price then has to be added to the shopping bundle making travel plus the shopping a dear commodity. There is no information that petrol prices are going to go down to level out travel costs.
    Would that mean the extra shoppers would come mainly from the CBD with more competition between local shops.


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