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May 16, 2021

Rescission motions fail at Lismore meeting

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It took four meetings to get the results, but four rescission motions lodged with the Lismore City Council following the last meeting in 2017 have been voted down.

As a result, the Lismore Greyhound Track will be able to run an extra 20 races each year, further investigations will take place regarding an expansion of the Lismore Shopping Square, and an Olympic ski-jump facility is a step closer.

The proposed expansion of the Lismore Square Shopping Centre has been rejected by a majority of councillors.

As well, the council will apply for an increase in its  special business rate variation.

Crs Eddie Lloyd, Adam Guise and Vanessa Ekins had lodged the motions regarding the Shopping Square expansion, the greyhound racing and the ski-jump but last night they were  defeated.

Now, the council will hold a workshop to discuss the expansion of the Square.

The workshop will consider the minimum footprint required for the expansion, the full impact that the expansion would have on Humbley Oval, opportunities to mitigate the impact any expansion would have on the CBD, what to do with any funds raised by the sale of public land, and any alternatives not including the sale of public land.

With regard to the ski-jump, the council will work with the NSW Office of Sport to develop a project proposal and business case for a Lismore Regional Sports Hub involving a multi-sport precinct with indoor and outdoor facilities for a community participation and pre-elite athletes, and incorporating a proposed Olympic Ski Jump Training Facility.

Crs Greg Bennett, Nancy Casson and Adam Guise were responsible for the special rate rescission motion but it too was defeated.

With the rescission motions now dealt with, the council will hold an extraordinary meeting on 5 February to address 20 items that were not dealt with at the final meeting last year.




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  1. If the value of the ski jump is over $10 million, then Lismore City Council has relinquished its opportunity to prevent it from going ahead. The decision will be made by a Joint Regional Planning Panel that will nearly certainly rubber-stamp it.

  2. Council are heading to a fiscal cliff, as the North Lismore Plateau development wends its way through
    the Court. Come the pay masters calling in their loans as Council has backed the wrong developer horse,
    Now we can watch Council fall hostage to the mercy of the developers.

    Then comes the inevitable Fire Sale (worked for Trump) as the only choice to pay the debt,

    Sorrowfully CBD business are to be bunnies to be sacrificed, along with the rate payers,the whole community are simply being ripped off.

    In my more cynical moments I think maybe the neuro toxic properties from the commencement offFluoridation in Lismore is beginning to take affect.


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