Byron Shire Council is set to officially purchase the old Mullumbimby Hospital site from NSW Health for $1. But there is a sting in the tail of the state government’s gift: remediation works will cost around $3 million.
Dee Spice, Mullumbimby. I see the Catholics are looking at the Mullum Hospital site for the care of old people. I wonder if their thinking is sufficiently advanced to know that contact by old people with the very young is... Read More →
Residential accommodation for older people is emerging as the most likely future use for the old Mullumbimby Hospital site, following a survey of locals and a number of expressions of interest.
The Mullumbimby Hospital Site Project Reference Group met last week for the first time and chairperson, Greens councillor Jeanette Martin, said that the excitement about the site's potential ‘was hard to contain’.
Hazzard's hands are off! It has just been announced that the Mullumbimby hospital site has been offered to the Byron Shire council for $1 by the state government.
NSW Health bureaucrats have refused to release all documents relating to asbestos at the closed Mullumbimby hospital following calls from the Mullumbimby Hospital Action Group. Asbestos is known to be within one section of the hospital building, yet residents claim it is not a health threat as it is contained.
Jo Faith, Newtown. We live in an era where the colonising power of land grabs still occurs. At the same time we witness the rights of communities standing up to the rusted pistons of democratic political representation as their rights... Read More →
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson and general manager Ken Gainger have sent a letter to the minister for health, Brad Hazzard, requesting the Mullumbimby Hospital site be gifted to council
Greens Ballina MP Tamara Smith has described a state government offer giving Byron council 28 days to find the funds buy back the Mullumbimby Hospital site as ‘a cruel irony’.
Ralph Branding, Mermaid Waters. Your Mullumbimby Hospital article generated the following recollections. I am a retired architect, town planner and heritage adviser now living on the Gold Coast but most of my professional career was spent in New South Wales where... Read More →
An eleventh hour change of heart by the state government could see the demolition of the Mullumbimby and District War Memorial Hospital halted and the Byron Shire Council purchase the land for community use.
Residents have been outraged to learn of plans by NSW government bureaucrats to demolish the Mullumbimby and District War Memorial Hospital and have organised a community rally for Sunday April 23 from 11am at the hospital site.
Carols by Candlelight preparations are underway in Mullumbimby, and the event will this year be held for the last time at the hospital grounds.
The construction of Byron Central Hospital will come in on time on budget, and 18 per cent ahead of the state’s energy saving targets, according to NSW Health Infrastructure. But an operating theatre could still be five years away.
Dr Michael Pelmore, Ross Tucker & Bev Kliger for MHAG. The Mullumbimby Hospital Action Group (MHAG) an informal committee comprising local residents aims to ensure the future [community] use of the current Mullumbimby Hospital site.
Byron Shire Council is set to urge the state government to consider using the Mullumbimby Hospital land for aged-care facilities, services and housing once the hospital is decommissioned next year.
Olive Mallory, Mullumbimby Creek. I would like to express my appreciation for the efforts of the committee members of the Mullumbimby Hospital Action Group.