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Maroubra Sports Club Fate Still Uncertain

By Marcus Braid on December 2, 2015 in News

The future of Maroubra Sports Club is safe for the time being after it was agreed that the club would not be sold to developers.

However, the Maroubra RSL Sub-Branch has indicated that it is now calling for expressions of interest in buying the club.

Randwick Councillor Tony Bowen called for the club to be preserved for community use.

“The club itself is having issues financially,” Cr Bowen said. “That shouldn’t mean a loss to the community of a community asset, which is what it is.

“There’s been some really great events there with the PPP4SPA event to help reduce suicide, and they recently had the Green Market a couple of weeks ago.”

At a November 1 meeting to decide whether or not the club would be sold to developers, the matter did not end up going to a vote.

“I know a lot of the people who are involved in that club, and they are all community people,” Cr Bowen said. “Their hearts are in the right place.

“It’s vital that it remains as a place for the community, particularly with its location. It’s so close to the beach and Maroubra really prides itself on its little community there.”

Speculation over the future of Maroubra Sports Club has been rife since last year, but the Maroubra community has fought hard to ensure it stays open.