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Last chance for community to overturn Council decision to lease Community Centre

An extraordinary meeting of Eurobodalla Council will be held on Thursday 17 December.

The meeting will consider a notice of motion brought by Cr Anthony Mayne to rescind Council’s decision to lease Batemans Bay Community Centre.

Councillors voted 6-3 on Tuesday 8 December to commence negotiations with a local community agency to lease the centre commencing July 2021.

Cr Mayne’s motion calls for Tuesday’s decision to be rescinded and “that Council resolve to maintain the Community Centre as currently being operated; with a review of those operations and functions being undertaken after the completion of the Batemans Bay Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre.” "While the concept of a lease of the BBCC has been on the table to help offset the cost of the BBAAC, there was an understanding that the community would be offered a like for like to rent rooms at the BBAAC when it was completed. There seems to be a level of misunderstanding as to this point. This point will require clarification as part of the Rescission Motion. " Anthony Mayne.

VIDEO: Ordinary Meeting of Eurobodalla Council Date: December 8th 2020

Debate from Clr Mayne during CCS20/054 Lease of Batemans Bay Community Centre

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Crs Lindsay Brown and Rob Pollock wrote to Mayor Liz Innes on Friday to request an extraordinary meeting to consider the rescission motion, as the council’s next scheduled meeting was in February 2021. Lease negotiations cannot proceed while a rescission motion is in place.

Thursday’s extraordinary meeting starts at 2pm and will be held via Zoom.

A public forum session allowing residents to address the agenda item will be held on the same day from 9.30-10.30am. Speakers must register before 12pm Wednesday 16 December at or by calling 4474 1358.

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