Articles of General Interest
A friend said to me: “Huh! If Woolworths goes ahead, the climate in Mullumbimby really is going to change!”
Well, Woolworths in Mullumbimby has been approved by the Department of Planning. Byron Shire Council is not happy with the approval by the Dept of Planning. ...
Posted: 1Feb2009 20:56
Last week Council conducted a meeting at South West Rocks to inform people about the Saltwater Part 3A development application process beginning with the necessary amended LEP to assist the development.
Posted: 5Nov2008 20:28
Sue Higginson from EDO Lismore, has written a paper entitled "Considerations of ESD, BASIX, Climate change and offsets (Bio banking) into the Environmental Assessment process. I think it's a fantastic summary of where we are with Part 3A and Climate Change
Posted: 13Oct2008 00:20
Here is an article submitted by Mandy, near Scone in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales
Before I get to Scone, let me tell you what happened in Muswellbrook - about 20 kilometres south.
Muswellbrook has had a Woolworths for ages, just near the main stree...
Posted: 22Sep2008 21:20
Why Mullumbimby Community Action Network, MCAN, rejects and objects to the Woolworths application to modify the Woolworths application to modify their original Development application for their Supermarket and bottle shop.
The main reasons are sewage, traffic, flood...
Posted: 24Jul2008 23:50
The most outrageous aspect of the S96 Amendments to the Woolworths proposal is their sewage plan. The flowchart calculations for their 2500 m2 supermarket are based on a single bedroom dwelling! Furthermore the storage and irrigation area is underneath the carpark and...
Posted: 15Jul2008 00:38
In an Historic Victory Over the Woolworths-Coles Duopoly. The ACCC has rejected a Supermarket Acquisition by Woolworths in Favour of an Independent.
On the26th of June 2008, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) made an historic decision to ann...
Posted: 28Jun2008 23:29
A major supermarket, of the size proposed in Station Street in Mullumbimby will cause serious traffic problems and have a definitive impact on the social fabric of this small town. The arrival of this imposing retail identity will bring about major change to Mullumbim...
Posted: 9Jun2008 13:22
Responding to a report by a pro-development lobby group, The Urban Taskforce, who claimed that planning laws were driving up food prices, NSW Planning Minister Mr. Frank Sartor said “Planning controls are about making sure that cities work, and they have to balance the ...
Posted: 21May2008 04:16
Woolworths symbolizes everything that is wrong with global corporate economics and behaviour. This monster can be summed up in one word, exploitation. Woolworths exploits... ...
Posted: 29Apr2008 05:22