Land battle continues

RESCUE MISSION: Mount Gambier Community Returned and Services League committee members Malcolm Driscoll and Ian Summers pictured at the league's Ferrers Street car park. The embattled establishment hopes to have a land management agreement lifted to sell the car park, allowing the RSL to pay off significant debt and keep its doors open. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

RESCUE MISSION: Mount Gambier Community Returned and Services League committee members Malcolm Driscoll and Ian Summers pictured at the league's Ferrers Street car park. The embattled establishment hopes to have a land management agreement lifted to sell the car park, allowing the RSL to pay off significant debt and keep its doors open. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

THE removal of a land management agreement could alleviate the financial woes of the Mount Gambier Community Returned and Services League if a formal application is approved by Mount Gambier City Council.

The embattled RSL, the oldest and largest in the state, was forced to put its Sturt Street premises up for sale in June - only a month out from its July 15 centenary celebrations.

Struggling to repay a debt of around $2.5m, president Bob Sandow said the sale of the league's Ferrers Street car park could keep the iconic institution afloat.

"We have been working with council to have the land management agreement on our Ferrers Street car park removed since July last year," Mr Sandow told The Border Watch yesterday.

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