Chris Cooney, Mullumbimby
In the world of acronyms in which the local council exists, it is completely understandable that the civilian population could very easily become lost. Here are but a few: UGMS, BILS, LSPS, RLUS, LRMDC, SEPP, DPIE, NCRP, LEP, DCP and MHCA. The last one is the Mullumbimby Heritage Conservation Area which covers the older part of Mullumbimby township.
A recent effort in restoring/renovating one of the older houses has just happened. Rather than following the great Australian tradition of demolishing our history and bunging up a block of architecturally gormless flats/units/apartments, (under the pretence of affordable housing), this old house adds to the town’s character and story. So congratulations to the owner and the tradies for doing such a fine job.