The Greenspine project in Mullumbimby that aims to link Brunswick River at Heritage Park at one end to the Mullumbimby Community Gardens at the other has raised concerns for some businesses and landowners in the town.
According to a Byron Shire Council spokesperson in 2018, ‘The “Greenspine” involves creating a leafy, pedestrian and cycling friendly Stuart Street that connects the green edges of town from Heritage Park to the Mullumbimby gardens’.
The project has been under development for number of years now as part of Mullum Master Plan and recent concept designs have caused concern in relation to the impact on truck deliveries to businesses and availability of parking.
‘This project has been in development for quite a long time and we are glad to see that a number of businesses and landowners are now looking to provide their contribution at this important stage,’ said Jenelle Stanford, president of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce.
In a recent letter from Byron Shire Council to residents and business owners in Mullumbimby they stated that, ‘Draft concept plans have been developed and are currently being reviewed by staff in respect of interactions with other planned works and grant funding requirements prior to engaging more formally with the community’.
‘This is a project that needs to include feedback and compromise from all parts of the community including residents, businesses, landowners and locals alike so that they can determine the best outcome for everyone in the community,’ said Ms Stanford.
‘What we need is a project outcome that incorporates everyone’s needs while improving the town and ensuring we move forward together.’
If you would like to find out more about the project you can contact the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce.