Matt Hartley, Byron Bay.
I advocate a positive, sustainable, prosperous, and deeply rewarding future for Ocean Shore, Mullumbimby, and Byron Bay. Yes, I want to tell you about a better way for Byron Shire, Tweed Shire too, and how we get there.
You may have heard of Matthew Hartley, (i.e. me,) writing against corruption, illegal holiday letting, crooked nonsensical decisions, and so on. Trust me, I’m almost as sick of writing about corruption as I am of witnessing it destroy our community, as all corruption destroys.
My vision? A shire of university colleges and knowledge based new enterprises. I am pushing forward the Byron Shire University Movement. (Check the posts on Facebook.) I am writing to universities, in Australia and around the globe, (with Oxford included, my inspiration,) asking them to open residential colleges in Byron Shire.
We already have a vibrant education industry in Byron Bay, my initiative expands that, and includes Mullumbimby and Ocean Shores. It means stable, long-term jobs, but it also means the arrival of new businesses in sustainable industries: computer science, robotics, health, design, media, and the performing arts. It will displace illegal tourism, and reduce traffic impact by improving public transport links and cycleways. Students will be full-time, and as part of their courses will work in new businesses, not take local jobs. They will live in residential colleges, not homes in residential zonings.
This process has begun. Success is certain if the community wants it, and surveys of residents have shown plenty of support. The Byron Bay University Movement. Join us.