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Public notices for Thursday 17 August 2017

Community Members Wanted - Mullumbimby Hospital Site Project Reference Group

Would you like to contribute to the future use of the Mullumbimby Hospital Site?

Council has resolved to establish the Mullumbimby Hospital Site Project Reference Group, which will include a maximum of 18 members, comprised of: 

  • Ten to twelve relevant stakeholder groups
  • Three to five community members (individuals)
  • Three Councillors 

The PRG will work together with Council staff, for a period of 12 months, subject to review and extension by Council. 

The PRG’s purpose is to propose and consider potential uses for the best outcome from the future use of the site for Byron Shire Council, the Brunswick Valley community and its other stakeholders. 

Terms and conditions for the PRG, including its purpose and objectives, can be found in the draft Constitution on Council’s website at the following link:

Community members wishing to contribute to this process are encouraged to apply as below. Stakeholder groups will be identified through a separate process.

Individuals must demonstrate the following: 

1)     a direct interest and connection to the Brunswick Valley community, and either: 

        a) involvement in the Mullumbimby Hospital acquisition process;

        b) experience in community services or groups; or,

        c) direct commercial business experience and skills.

2)     strong communication and interpersonal skills

3)     ability to work in a group environment for shared decision making supporting the principles             and objectives of the PRG for the benefit of the whole community

4)     capacity or willingness to access and utilise web based communications

5)     availability and commitment for the full duration of the process

All applications for nomination must be submitted on an approved nomination form. 

Nomination forms are available on Council’s website or contact Council to make alternate arrangements for acquiring a nomination form.

Nominations close:                24 August 2017

Enquiries:                            David Royston-Jennings

                                          Telephone: 02 6626 7171


Expressions of interest close: 
Thursday 24 August 2017 4.30pm

Please note: The canvassing of Councillors or Council staff in relation to this expression of interest may automatically result in disqualification.

EOI - Affordable Housing Proposals for land in Byron Shire

Council invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) for affordable housing proposals on land in Byron Shire. 

The EOI is seeking proposals for small, medium and large-scale project ideas in both existing and potential future urban areas. Respondents may like to consider partnership opportunities with the land owners, private sector or community housing providers to deliver long term affordable housing solutions in Byron Shire.   

Council is seeking conceptual proposals only at this stage, not a planning proposal as defined in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Your EOI should provide a short overview of your housing project, and if known indicate the core values and principles that will facilitate delivery of a secure affordable housing supply in the Shire.  Click here for Preferred Attributes for Affordable Housing Land.

If you wish to be considered under the EOI process, please complete the online expression of interest (EOI) form. EOIs will only be accepted via this form.

What information is required to complete the form?

  • Details of EOI Respondent
  • Details of the land owner and documentation demonstrating their consent to the EOI for their land
  • Details of Property

CLICK HERE to submit your EOI 

Following assessment of applications, respondents will be notified in writing of Council’s decision. Council makes no guarantees as to the realisation of any or all sites received through this EOI process.

For more information: contact Natalie Hancock on 02 6626 7169 or email 

Expressions of interest close: 
Tuesday 12 September 2017 4.30pm

Please note: The canvassing of Councillors or Council staff in relation to this expression of interest may automatically result in disqualification.

Proposed Change of Name

Senior Citizen's Hall, Byron Bay

Council is proposing to change the name of a Community Facility as follows:

From:  Senior Citizen’s Hall Byron Bay
To:     Marvell Hall

Council is calling for submissions about the proposed change of name.

Enquiries:  Joanne McMurtry, Community Project Officer, Ph: 02 6626 7316 or Email:

For information on lodging a submission, and where to address it, refer to the “Lodging a submission” section within Council’s advertising.

Please note:  The canvassing of Councillors or Council staff in relation to this tender will automatically result in disqualification of offending tenderers.

Submissions close: 
Friday 8 September 2017 4.00pm

Submissions should be made in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Byron Shire Council, PO Box 219 Mullumbimby 2482 or sent by email to Emailed submissions to this address only will be acknowledged.

Submissions will be made public in accordance with Schedule 1 Part 3 Clause 1(a)(vi) within Schedule 5 Part 2 of the GIPA 2009 Regulations as applicable including both the substance of the submission and the identity of the author. For assistance with this please call Council’s Records Coordinator on 02 6626 7113.