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February 27, 2021

What about Billi?

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Jillian Spring, Billinudgel

Big plans for Mullum include half traffic, shady spaces for conversation, colourful welcoming art on its Main Street. A vision for Byron Council to attempt to actualise with a $250,000 grant from state government.

A large colourful mural will be painted onto the road surface/intersection of Burringbar and Stuart Streets, shaped seating on each corner, and performance or public art. Traffic to go onto Station Street, traffic-calming measures, traffic lane narrowing, 20km/hr driving, painted markers to tell drivers they are entering and are in, a place of community importance.

So the street can be reconfigured with all these ‘plans’?

We then come to the massively overdue roadworks of Billinudgel Road, Billinudgel, where residents have to cope with thick clouds of dust every day – all day and night – as the population has increased, and traffic is constant.

At last this junction at Marshalls Creek has been recognised as a major safety issue. The dust is a cause of acute sinusitis, dust in homes, windows cannot be left open as dust covers all computers, etc.

Billinudgel Road has been ignored continually, and is not mentioned in all these Shire-wide roadworks!


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