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‘Affordable housing’ Lot 22 kiboshed

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Despite considerable staff time spent in preparing plans to develop low-lying open space in Mullumbimby for ‘affordable housing’, councillors last week decided to ‘not progress the Planning Proposal for Lot 22’.

The Council-managed land is located next to the Mullum Community Gardens and opposite the High School. During debate at last Thursday’s Council planning meeting, Mayor Michael Lyon said while the  pause was ‘appropriate’, the proposal was, ‘not necessarily dead in the water’. Cr Duncan Dey instead said he supported scrapping the plans altogether owing to the flood risk.


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