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Why squeeze 10 townhouses on a residential block in Mullum?

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I’m wondering if Mullum locals are aware of a development application now available to comment till April 26 regarding 116 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby.

An application for affordable housing has been made that includes 10 townhouses, nine of which are two-bedroom and one three-bedroom. It includes five carpark spaces off the back of McGoughans Lane.

This is currently a residential block that has sold recently, which has a single dwelling on it.

Do the people of Mullumbimby think this is a positive or negative to be able to build so many units on a residential block which could house between 20-40 people? And what will the neighbours think?

The applicant has completed over 30 of these affordable housing developments (including in Sunrise Boulevard, Byron Bay) within NSW and Queensland.

The following link takes you to the Byron Shire Council site, click on the PDF for the full 149-page document.

http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/development-applications/2016/189/1

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  1. Given the current domination of world economics by “free market” philosophies (double speak for rip off anybody who is not rich and priveleged) – affordable housing will be the norm. So get used to living next door to tattooed arms, daily screaming matches, rats tails, ugly dispositions and rubbish in the front yard.

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