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March 29, 2023

No bright future for all

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Building on an unused property like a rail corridor has me thinking there is no bright future for all here.

Mullumbimby’s housing crisis is only going away when the people that keep on flocking in, f’ck off. There’s plenty of space out in Kyogle and in Grafton, or even Tasmania for all these Johnny-come-latelys.

‘You’re all welcome’ as the saying used to go, when there weren’t any jobs here. Mullum has a rich history and a unique identity that makes the place iconic.

But here, ironically, Mullumbimby is being treated like a place to milk, more than just an old dead cow, but out of its horns too! Now every builder and tradie is working like a dog to keep up with all the demand of a town being hailed the new hippie Mecca-dome.

Building anything, and anywhere, just isn’t an affordable housing solution. You only solve the traffic and parking problems by stopping the influx of those wanting to sip on their golden chai lattes while watching the grass grow – so to speak – moving into the town!

Shame on you for all sitting around watching this happen. Next we’ll have a cinemaplex and a McDonald’s on the agenda, because that’s what’s good for local commerce.

There won’t be any localism left the way Council governs this ship. Perhaps they should look at what the town really needs, a bit more quietness and less cars. The environment would love it as would the true locals, our beloved wildlife, who call some of these yet-still-wild corridors home. Or is there a wildlife sanctuary for tourists next on the agenda? We should throw them in there too.

Chad Butler, Goonengerry

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