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The Byron Council couldn’t have chosen a worse location for affordable housing and apartments than right in the middle of, and overshadowing, Mullum’s only bit of nightlife dining. This will also result in the loss of much-needed public parking to boot. 

Best we hear no more of this very stupid plan, unless they say that they have scrapped it – permanently. 

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Ex-mining site housing ‘pods’ are available for between $10k-$20k and are ready and waiting in holding yards around the state. Whose cousin is selling these $175k boxes that my be ready by 2030?

  2. Totally stupid for all the reasons mentioned by various people plus I heard only 3 out of 30 units will be “affordable” and there is no compulsion for these to be affordable past the first 10 years. Loss of amenity for very little gain and if we are to have affordable housing, may it be dozens or hundreds of units on a better site with no loss of amenity for the people visiting Mullum by car. The Council seem to forget that in pursuing a pedestrian friendly CBD, that probably a vast majority of visitors to the shops arrive by car and Mullum is certainly not car friendly these days. This carpark development will massively impact parking in town with the near certain loss of those parking spaces and very little affordable housing gain.

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