RIGHT on deadline, Shoalhaven City Council has received a cheque for $5.2 million from the Shaolin Temple Foundation. The money is to purchase the land at Comberton Grange for the eventual construction of a Shaolin Temple Complex.
Shoalhaven Mayor Joanna Gash said she was excited and relieved.
“It took this council less than two years to bring this to fruition, even though the project has been eight years in the making.
“I want to pay special attention to Cr Greg Watson, who initiated the project. I know he will be very excited by this news.”
Cr Gash also wanted to thank council staff.
“This process has not been easy for them. And great thanks to those councillors who have been so proactive with this project, often against great negativity.
“It’s time now to unite and make sure the project is completed.”
Cr Andrew Guile said the news was exciting.
“Now’s the time for the foundation to lodge a development application and see the project through,” he said.