Congratulations to all involved with the saving of the Mullumbimby Hospital and a call to arms to our cousins in Byron Bay suburbs to rally likewise to save the old Byron Hospital for the community.
To the Byron Bay, Sunrise, Suffolk Park and Ewingsdale good folk, there are many dozens if not hundreds sleeping rough around Byron, I believe the locals call the reserves around Belongil the Belongil Estate due to the number of makeshift dwellings and tents being used by young and old to just survive.
With winter coming, the possibility of illness increases as well as the year-round possibility of abuse due to the lack of a secure home.
I would like to congratulate and thank mayor Simon Richardson, upper house member Ben Jackson, Tamara Smith, our councillors in particular Michael Lyon and the other councillors who attended April 23rd’s rally and meeting.
I was proud to be part of the Mullumbimby and surrounds community that stood up and cared enough to save a great community asset.
Again I see no reason why the east Byron shire suburbs residents do not deserve to have the old Byron hospital to stay in community hands for the benefit of our homeless, at risk youth and others and as a general community facility.
Jeremiah O’Toole, Myocum