Griffith City Council has approved the demolition of the former Yenda Masonic Lodge. The building was damaged in the 2012 floods and repairs have been deemed too expensive for the current owners.
Yenda Producers Co-Operative is expected to buy the building now that demolition of the building has been approved by council.
It was last used as a Masonic Lodge in 2007 before it was sold to Cauduro Management Pty Ltd.
David Greenham addressed councillors and spoke to the building's history, as well as the work done in Yenda by Freemason members.
"The Yenda community would be sad if it was knocked down, it's important it be saved," he said.
"I think it would be a shame if an icon like the Lodge was knocked down."
Yenda Producers company secretary Anthony Nehme was contacted by phone during the meeting to answer a question from Councillor Dino Zappacosta about maintaining some elements from the Lodge in any future building.
"With regards to the actual facade or the gates, we put forward the option towards retaining those within the reconstruction, more than happy to have those as part of a DA, that's not an issue from our point," Mr Nehme said.