Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Motel Plan Rolls Forward; Conditional Approval Given for Maclean Bowls Club Development

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Motel Plan Rolls Forward; Conditional Approval Given for Maclean Bowls Club Development

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Byline: JENNA CAIRNEY jenna.cairney@dailyexaminer.com.au

MACLEAN & District Bowling Club is one step closer to building its 27-unit motel.

Clarence Valley Council gave preliminary approval for the new accommodation after a persuasive presentation by applicant Wendy Shepherd Harrison.

C[pounds sterling]To date, 44 bowling clubs in the State of NSW have gone under,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]If the club folds it's not just the bowlers that miss out, it's the local community.

C[pounds sterling]This is about diversification of activities to provide an alternative source of income.C[yen]

One bowling green would be removed and the units would be built on that block with access from Alexander St.

Concerns had been raised about the setback provisions of the development, which the applicant has since increased in the plans.

C[pounds sterling]It's not the client's intent to affect the area and landscaping is incorporated in the plans to ensure they (residents) are not looking at balconies and court- yards,C[yen] Ms Shepherd Harrison said. …

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