What is happening at Glenugie and other issues
After 18 months of a fiery community fight to keep the Big Box out of Mullumbimby, Woolworths have now left town with their tail between their legs. Byron Shire Councillors voted 6-1 to refuse their onsite sewer (s68) application, which means that Woolworths cannot st...
Posted: 3Jul2009 15:02
Previewed in Mullumimby recently was “THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS” - a new film by Helena Norberg-Hodge, our local ‘localisation’ guru. The film highlights the environmental, social and economic effects of globalisation worldwide, but pays particular attention to the i...
Posted: 27Jun2009 15:16
Watch the video clip that was presented on ABC TV Stateline NSW on the 5th June. This is our latest video to go on TV in the saga of Woolworths vs Mullumbimby.
DEBORAH: Well, here we are on the site that Woolworths bought and they announced on 1 January, 2008 las...
Posted: 8Jun2009 16:30
On 27th May, Mullumbimby residents met at the proposed Woolworths Supermarket site in Mullumbimby to demonstrate that Woolworths proposed sewage disposal system is unworkable and will require much of the effluent to be trucked off the site for a large part of the year.
Posted: 27May2009 22:32
Milli O’Nair, a local woman, was tragically killed in an accident last Sunday 10 May whilst riding her bike on the Pacific Highway. A celebration of Milli's life will be held on Monday 18 May at Kohinor Hall, Upper Main Arm at 1 pm (10 am for her closest friends)...
Posted: 13May2009 17:02
We all know, even a single, one legged grandma, with a compost toilet, who only bathed on Sundays, could not get, an on-site grey water system passed by Byron Shire Council, let alone a 2500sqm supermarket on such a water logged urban site, as proposed by Woolworths ...
Posted: 28Apr2009 16:00
On Saturday morning of the 4th of April, ABC TV’s Gardening Australia presenter Jerry Colby-Williams came to Mullumbimby to launch the Byron Shire’s first 'Food Production on Public Land' initiative in the garden surrounding the Byron Council chambers.
Posted: 15Apr2009 11:36
The Woolworths development in Mullumbimby is not 100% guaranteed. With the sewerage disposal problems and now the severe economic downturn, the building of the Big box supermarket in Mullumbimby may not be an attractive proposition for investors, or even Woolworths, w...
Posted: 22Mar2009 11:24
In a surprise appearance, Kevin Rudd and Justine Elliot turned up at the Byron Shire's Climate change rally in Brunswick Heads yesterday!.
After an on stage interview they jumped into the water and sank up to their necks to demonstrate their commitment to allevi...
Posted: 1Feb2009 19:40
A capacity crowd overflowed the Mullumbimby Civic Hall last night for a talk and presentation , entitled, "Bringing the Economy back Home" by Doug Tompkins, who is possibly the most influential environmentalist in the world today. Doug had just spent more t...
Posted: 21Jan2009 14:22