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Community members wanted for new Mullumbimby Hospital Project Group

After the State Government announced in May that it was going to sell the Mullumbimby Hospital site to Byron Shire Council for $1, planning is now getting underway to look at ways the site can be used for the benefit of the community.

Byron Shire Council and the community lobbied the NSW Government to secure the site after the Mullumbimby Hospital was closed and medical services were transferred to the Byron Central Hospital at Ewingsdale.

A Project Reference Group is now being formed to look at a range of ideas for the site including the buildings which contain asbestos.

The Project Reference Group will work with Council staff to develop a community engagement strategy that gives the community and all stakeholders a genuine and meaningful voice in the development of the Hospital Hill site.

It will also provide advice and recommendations to Council on the best outcomes for the site, taking into consideration the ideas and views of the community.

Applications for the Mullumbimby Hospital Site Project Reference Group are now open and Council is encouraging interested community members to apply.

The Project Reference Group will have a maximum of 18 members including three councillors, 10-12 relevant stakeholder groups and 3-5 individual community representatives.

If you have a vision for the future of the Mullumbimby Hospital site, have a direct interest and connection to the Brunswick Valley community or represent a stakeholder group in the community, we would love to hear from you. 

Nominations close on 24 August 2017.

Information about the Mullumbimby Hospital Site Project Reference Group is available at or call David Roysten-Jennings on 6626 7171.

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Byron Shire Council
Ph: 02 6626 7320

Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.