A GRIFFITH councillor has vowed to continue his campaign to prevent the sale of a block of prime CBD land despite losing a recision motion yesterday.
At an extraordinary meeting in closed council, only four councillors voted in favour of Councillor Dino Zappacosta's rescision motion to void the $2.5 million sale of the Railway Street property to Ascenzo Industries, a proponent of Quest Apartments.
The sale of the council-owned land was approved last week.
The developers have 90 days in which to reconsider their offer and Cr Zappacosta said the fight was not over.
He vowed to pursue the matter "in every possible way" to stop the sale from proceeding.
"This will not deter me from continuing my campaign," Cr Zappacosta said.
"It is community land and it should be retained for community purposes."
One of Cr Zappacosta’s reasons for opposing the sale was a lack of comprehensive community consultation into the use of the land.