Christina Peterson, Mullumbimby
Those rallying against the Kollective development application (DA), should be aware that unless they reach out to a solicitor to fight the DA, it will go through council, as this group doesn’t take ‘No’ for an answer.
Myself, and neighbours wrote to council, after The Kollective submitted a DA at 28 Argyle Street, and corner of Queen Street, to build eight town houses. Council rejected the DA. The Kollective brought a solicitor up from Sydney to address the Council and the Land and Environment Court conciliation meeting, and of course, established an approval.
I believe 28 Argyle and Queen Street is the most ridiculous place for development like this as Mullumbimby Public School is on this street. The cars and busses exit this street mornings and afternoons making it very congested; and it has the same issues as Sunrise Beach. Where do the people park that live there? Never mind their family and friends who visit. It’s very dangerous exiting onto Argyle Street, and when a car is on either corner you cannot see to get onto Argyle Street, so one day there will be an accident.
With three bins per unit where do 18 bins reside? It didn’t matter what the residents of my street voiced, it seems big money won again.
I am pro-development in the right areas; this is not the right area.
Good luck to the residents at Sunrise; but the Byron Shire Council realises they cannot win against these developers. I hope the residents there can stop the DA – but alas I doubt it.