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I have two issues. The most important to me is infrastructure re flooding at the east end of Mullumbimby. I moved from Wilsons Creek into town in 2009 to Ann Street. Just after arriving the drains were cleared including the waterway at the end of the street.

A couple of years after moving in the first flood came up to the garage. The second flood in 2017 came into the garage. The third flood in 2022 came 60cm into my home, not a happy sight.

After the 2017 flood I had a Council employee out several times and we walked the area. I live four houses from the creek on the lowest street. As we know, nothing was done and in the paddock I picked up half a bin of junk laying in the paddock. So five years later when the big one hit, of course without any infrastructure work having been carried out by Council, we had no runoff. It would be wonderful if Council dredged the waterway that runs into Kings Creek after the flood.

The second point is taking away our only public car park at 57 Station Street Mullumbimby. Local residents as a whole will not benefit if this project goes ahead. Residents will need car spaces. A the moment there are 43 spaces; how many will be left for locals once all the pylons are in place? How many cars per unit? Where will the workers park their vehicles? Where is all the building equipment going to be stored? The roundabout is the busiest corner of Mullumbimby; imagine what it will be like when/if building starts on that corner.

Marie Oliver, Mullumbimby


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