PETITION: A development application has been lodged with Richmond Valley Council to demolish the heritage-listed former Gray’s Garage building in Walker St, Casino. The building’s pressed metal facade is clearly visible.
PETITION: A development application has been lodged with Richmond Valley Council to demolish the heritage-listed former Gray’s Garage building in Walker St, Casino. The building’s pressed metal facade is clearly visible. Janelle Mclennan

Council lets wrecking ball fall on Casino heritage building

A DECISION at last week's Richmond Valley Council meeting to allow demolition of the building at 139 Walker St, Casino has saddened some residents.

Glynnes Courte had campaigned against the application submitted by Casino RSM Club to demolish the old building that sports a facade highlighting its place in history.

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Ms Courte said she did not welcome the most recent news.

"I really was hopeful that things might have changed in Richmond Valley, but no.

"I still hear from people not wanting it demolished.

"That's politics," she said.

The council's general manager John Walker said the decision was made in relation to the condition of the building.

"The cost to fix it is very high so then you condemn the building to stand and be unused," he said.

"We did add in a requirement that the RSM Club are to retain the pressed metal, which is a particular item of interest and reuse it in the construction of whatever goes on the site."

Ms Courte said, is not convinced.



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