Chris Cooney, Mullumbimby
I’m not one prone to the overuse of hyperbole but the decision made by the council at last week’s meeting concerning the Koho development in Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, was an outrageous and precedent-setting selling-out of the community of this town.
This decision to support the recommendation to delegate the consent to the general manager indicates that certain councillors have no feeling for the town and its residents. It also is a denial of all the work that has been done in the past by councillors, staff and residents to attempt to protect the heritage precinct of Mullumbimby.
I would have thought that this critical decision would have been deferred owing to the absence of Cr Cameron.The vote may have been different and truly reflected the aspirations of the residents.
Many thanks to new councillors Lyon, Coorey, Martin and Ndiaye for voting against the recommendation and the imposition of a block of flats in a low-density residential area built by a very aggressive development company which doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘No’.
I have a feeling that this issue is not yet finished.