Jenny Coman, Secretary, Bangalow Progress Association.
It seems Bangalow is to be bookended by industry. Our village, once described on a highway sign as ‘Such a Pretty Place’, is likely to have new, large industrial developments either side of its two main entries. Council is considering promoting a ‘food hub’ on the RMS site coming in from the east, strongly opposed by the community as the initial agreement was that the site be restored to the pre-existing grassy hill, while a new DA for a similar but probably larger processing centre on the Lismore road, coming in from the west, has been passed on by Council to the Joint Regional Planning Panel as its value has been assessed as sufficiently high to give it ‘State significant’ status.
Bangalow residents need to be concerned about the consequences of such developments for our town and I urge people to come to our next Bangalow Progress Association meeting on this Thursday (June 2) at 5.30pm in Heritage House to discuss them.