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The custodian of the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank will seek heritage listing for the sacred structure in a bid to save it from demolition.

Though it stood as a symbol of the region’s spiritual heart for more than 20 years, Lismore City Council ordered that it be knocked down earlier this year.

The multi-storey temple and the glow-worm tunnel that runs beneath it were built without development approval and, according to Lismore Council, are not compliant with building rules.

Rainbow Temple in Rosebank. Photo Eve Jeffery

But the man who initiated the building of the temple, Guy Feldmann, said the structure and tunnel were structurally strong, and deserved to be preserved.

‘This is a meeting place for collaboration and connection, and a place of healing for the disenfranchised,’ Mr Feldmann said.

‘It is a dedication to all things positive – to the beautiful truth of our essential nature. I want to work with the council to find a positive way forward.’ 

Mr Feldmann and community law firm Barefoot Law are now preparing an application to have the site heritage listed. 

‘This is our attempt to create a bridge, a way for the temple to live on,’ Mr Feldmann said. He said that the temple and tunnel will remain closed to the public, including overnight stays, until the matter is resolved.

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  1. Claim to be Aboriginal. Lots of White people do. Identify as a traditional custodian of the land, cause you kinda are.

  2. A true elder spending his life on creating a heart place for so many people of all walks of life to rest, heal, unite and celebrate life and the beauty of creation. Always supporting and working with the original lore people towards the one universal dreaming.
    Galamarr ✊🏽🌈👣🤍 Respekt

    • No wealthy person wants his land. This is about his blatant defiance of….*** GOVERNMENT ***. And even worse, he is getting popular support for his defiance of….*** GOVERNMENT ***.

      Before you know it, other people may start wanting to do what they wish with their land as if they own it or something. That line at the bottom of all land titles clearly states you have no property rights. You are just buying the title ‘Owner’, not the land it’s self. You are a Tenant on the Commons. Someone else can be given the title ‘Traditional Owner’ for the same bit of land, and they have no rights either. Then someone can buy some actual rights (mineral rights) and dig the place up to extract resources and there is nothing you can do about it because you never bought any rights, they did.

      Then everyone blames Capitalism when it’s actually a feudal land system that was reintroduced 130 years ago after capitalism had abolished the Feudal land system for centuries. But people aren’t very interested and so they bitch and whine and get no where because courts uphold the actual laws. You don’t own the rights to your land, your car, your kids, your trees, your lawn, your garden, the sunlight on your solar panels, the rain water in your tank, the air you breathe, and it has nothing to do with Capitalism, that’s why people get the problems they do.

      No offence to you Tommy. This is just what I’m here for. But it’s still not a Capitalism thing. Communist countries have money and corruption too.


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