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Bangalow Bowlo amalgamation update

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Managers of The Bangalow Bowlo say the community witnessed a ‘nail-biting cliff-hanger moment’ late last year, when a 66 per cent ‘Yes’ vote among members ‘paved the way for a life-saving amalgamation between our much loved, financially challenged Bangalow Bowlo, and soon-to-be new parent club group, Norths Collective’.

Atosha Clancy, Bangalow Bowlo Board President, said, ‘Anyone who doubted how desperate our situation had become should know about the assistance Norths has already given us just to stay afloat in the short time since post-vote formalities’.

‘Once our members told us they were in favour of amalgamation, a Deed of Service was implemented through which Norths were legally able to give us immediate help, in advance of the formal amalgamation process. And if it wasn’t for that help, we would have had to call in the administrators and close the doors by now.’

She adds ‘Norths have started the wheels turning towards a much brighter future for the Bowlo, with the application to NSW Liquor & Gaming already underway’.

Enhancements

Service enhancements and infrastructure redevelopments are scheduled, and include upgrades to computer systems, and safety and security enhancements.

By mid 2023, managers expect a Bowlo smartphone app and website to launch, and by late 2023 or early 2024, they will, ‘lodge a Development Application (DA) for major master planning work and renovations’.

Ms Clancy adds she welcomes all enquiries – her email is [email protected].


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