Shed fight heats up

The view from the library will be compromised.
The view from the library will be compromised.

IMAGES have emerged of the impact on Bombala’s Library and Community Centre after the scheduled works for the controversial Home and Community Care (HACC) Shed is built next to it.

Friends of the Library spokesperson Anne Maslin has said that the group, with the support of the Bombala Rotary Club and Councillor Sue Haslingden, will continue to oppose council’s decision to build the “ugly” shed. 

“We have decided that we are not giving up,” Ms Maslin said. 

“I think about Ningaloo Reef and how Tim Winton managed to help stop a multi-million dollar development from happening even after it had been approved.

“I don’t think this is over yet and I’m hopeful that something will stop this building that is blocking the view from the library.”

Ms Maslin hopes images created by her group for council meetings will help the people of Bombala see what the end result of council’s work will look like. 

“These images were created by us –  not council – and the people of Bombala have never had an opportunity to see what the end result will be,” she said. 

“They have not been disputed by council and in them you can clearly see how the view from the library will be blocked and how the community centre will change.” 

Ms Maslin is hoping that in the coming weeks the community will gather support to stop the building and encourages members of the community to voice their protest to local council members.

The Bombala Times reported on April 9 that council’s plans for the HACC shed were firm with the building scheduled for completion before the end of the year.

Bombala Shire Council spokesman Grantley Ingram said the shed would be built despite obstacles.

“We have just had the materials fabricated and we are waiting for them so we can go ahead and erect the building,” he was reported as saying earlier this month.