Community land to be sold

Due to public outcry, Lismore City Council will not proceed with its proposal to reclassify Lismore Park from community land to operational.

However community land around the Workers Sports Club in Goonellabah was reclassified to operational at Councils Tuesday night meeting to enable it to be sold to the Lismore and District Workers Club.

The club has a 99-year lease over the community land and has an option to buy clause that may be exercised at any time, which the club has indicated it wants to take up. The reclassification will allow Council to fulfill this legal obligation.

Cr Vanessa Ekins said it was another way of taking community land out of community hands.

Community facilities are again being privatised with no one really sure whats going to happen to that land, she said.

The reclassification was passed 10-1 with Cr Ekins voting against.

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