The contentious sale of the Campbell Town Hall has been approved once again by Northern Midlands Council.
The sale had been approved earlier this year in a closed session at the March meeting before it was brought back for a vote in public council.
Kim Peart, an advocate for turning the space into a civic and cultural centre, spoke against the decision.
"By having a bolder vision, that will benefit the whole region, good people will be inspired to participate from across the region," he said.
"To achieve this greater community and cultural good, the Town Hall will need to remain in public hands."
Dr Jennifer Bolton voiced opposition to the recommended action to sell the facility.
"There are no other facilities in Campbell Town that can compare to the Town Hall," she said.
"The facility at the sports ground cannot function as a theatre or movie cinema, it cannot provide space for Service Tasmania or the Campbell Town Museum and Information Centre."
The duo were party to the recent Resources Management Planning Appeal Tribunal case against the sale of the facility.
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RMPAT approved the council's request to set aside their initial decision to sell the facility earlier this year.
Data from the council from January to May 2021 indicates the hall was used for 137.5 hours but the state election accounted for 46 of those hours.
"Most important is the pain that would be caused if this iconic, historically significant building is not treated with the respect it deserves and retained in public hands," Dr Bolton said.
Throughout the year, the council has reiterated that the maintenance costs are an issue but would like to see the hall in private hands.
Councillor Jan Davis said the council could not fund the maintenance costs.
"If the representors are so excited about it, we would welcome a bid to buy it and do all of those things and they can take on the responsibility, council cannot," she said.
Councillor Janet Lambert raised concerns about where Service Tasmania, which is housed in the hall, would go if it was sold.
Northern Midlands Council general manager Des Jennings reassured that Service Tasmania had not looked to leave Campbell Town.
"There is no suggestion of them moving whatsoever, they have a preference of staying where they are at the moment," he said.
Mr Jennings indicated that Service Tasmania remaining in the building could be negotiated in the eventual sale in the building.
The decision was passed by a majority of Northern Midlands Council.
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