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Mullum flood risk meeting

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Thanks Echonetdaily for alerting us to the North Byron Flood Risk Management Plan (Draft Plan) now on exhibition for public comment.

The documents that make up the study and draft plan number over 700 pages. So even if you are, ‘in the know’, and find them on Council’s website, you may not have the stamina, time or opportunity, to digest all the information. 

If you have questions, a two hour session has been arranged, by Council, for the authors of the plan to answer them. This session is during normal working hours. 

A request by Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) to the acting GM of Byron Shire Council to also hold evening meeting/s where key findings of the study will be the focus has been refused by senior staff, due to the costs involved.

The response to Council’s survey following the 2017 flood, and letterboxed by MRA in key areas, is acknowledged as a significant result. If an evening meeting had been agreed to, MRA offered to letterbox key areas in Mullum affected by the findings of the draft plan. This offer was also rejected.

It would appear that some senior officers of Council do not want an informed community, which is a pity as we are the ones who will be affected by the findings of this management plan. Therefore MRA will be holding an information session on February 12 at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Auditorium, from 6 till 8pm. Submissions close on February 21.

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