What is happening at Glenugie and other issues
The Federal Government has been urged introduce policies to allow the development of agriculture in Australian suburbs as a way of addressing food security.
A senior research fellow at Griffith University's urban research program says there will be increased pre...
Posted: 28Mar2010 11:43
Newport, 45 minutes out of central Sydney and formerly a one supermarket suburb, is about to get a brand spanking new Woolworths store. Its double the size of the existing supermarket and the locals arent happy. But will Woolworths change their proposal?
Posted: 18Mar2010 22:57
Last week MCAN and Mullum Forum, two of the local groups concerned about Woolworth’s push to enter Mullumbimby met to discuss the next stage of their campaigns.
The groups discussed establishing a Keep it Local Centre in a strategic location in Mullumbimby. A centre ...
Posted: 16Feb2010 09:00
The Maleny community fought long and hard to keep Woolworths out of their rural Queensland town. Woolworths had to force their way in with 200 police, bulldozers and a broken agreement to sell the site back if the locals could come up with $2m. The people of Mullumbimby...
Posted: 15Feb2010 20:08
Paul Madeiros from Mullumbimby was invited to be in the studio for the SBS television program Insight on the 29th of September. The program was about the Coles/Woolworths duopoly and competition in the retail landscape. Mullumbimby was the main feature, mentioned at lea...
Posted: 3Oct2009 12:32
Mullumbimby’s David-v-Goliath battle moves up a notch with a case pending in the local Land & Environment Court, from 28 September, 2009.
The corporate giant Woolworths is appealing against Byron Shire Council's refusal of their on-site sewer application, n...
Posted: 20Sep2009 09:44
The Land and Environment Court yesterday quashed ex-Planning-Minister Sartor's approval of 800-home development at Gwandalan and Catherine Hill Bay (see below).
The Land & Environment Court will sit in Ballina soon to hear another appeal case where the origi...
Posted: 1Sep2009 14:54
Woolworths is challenging Byron Shire Council's refusal of their sewer on a bog in the Land and Environment Court and has requested that rate payers pay Woolworths legal costs.
A couple of Council Meetings back, our General Manager stated emphatically,...
Posted: 24Aug2009 09:55
Sylvia Hale, Greens MLC, visited Mullumbimby this week as part of a regional tour which included Lismore and Hastings Point.
On Wednesday Deborah Lilly and Sylvia discussed some of the current pressing planning issues, including section 3A and the Provisional Ce...
Posted: 15Jul2009 22:42
Small communities can be the birth of big things! The New South Wales Southern Highlands town of Bundanoon voted this week to ban the sale of bottled water. The community voted overwhelmingly this week to ban the bottle!. The town will install filtered water fountain...
Posted: 10Jul2009 12:42