“At a time when public spaces and ways to gather as a community are being increasingly privatised, the loss of Morisset Country Club (“Golf club game over”, Lakes Mail, May 23) is a huge blow to the growing area.
Golf, bowls, food, live music, functions and the RSL sub-branch reflect the value of community gathering space where people find enjoyment and belonging. As community organisations, churches, schools and activities all experience the challenge of meeting the hurts and hopes of people in an anxious, busy world, this only adds to the stresses. The pain from the loss of jobs and its impact on the community is already evident with the closure in immediate effect. Drysdale Metals own the land, no question. But hopefully the loss of space is enough for Lake Macquarie City Council to keep the existing zoning, affirming the value of the community activity it represents.
The Country Club board and members need to know they have our support and encouragement to take up the fight for the future of this community space.” My Letter to the Editor, Lakes Mail 30th May 2019