Robyn Lemaire, President,
Murwillumbah Ratepayers and Resident Association (MRRA)
The Murwillumbah Ratepayers and Resident Association (MRRA) was formed in 2004. As a group we make submissions to council on behalf of our community and individuals. We are open to those who want to participate in the future development of our town. As a group we have made a number of submissions to council on matters such as: road route design, a second bridge in Murwillumbah, Community Strategic Plan, Flood Risk Management Plan, Museum extensions, and the Murwillumbah Community Centre. We discussed the DA for a retirement development in east Murwillumbah, and the proposed changes to Sunnyside Mall, and the Budd Park proposal. There is always something to discuss, yet our meetings are generally closed by 9pm. We have our meetings on the third Monday of each month at the Autumn Club in Tumbulgum Road (near the Council Chambers, next to the library), from 7.30pm. Our next meeting is the AGM on 20 August 2012, followed by the ordinary meeting.
Membership costs $6 for the year. You may wish to just be a financial member, and come when you want. Participation is not essential, but will help us move into the future. If you are new to the area, or a long-time resident, and you are interested in local history, flood levels, and the development of our town, we may be what you are looking for. As we are a high-population-growth town, we should be expecting a lot of changes over the coming years. A gold-coin donation at the end of the night for tea and biscuits is the norm.