Place Planning Collective

We are excited about a new way to progress the implementation of our town and village masterplans with our community.

This innovative approach is called the Place Planning Collective - a group of community members, staff and Councillors who will guide the implementation of actions in our place plans for Bangalow, Mullumbimby and the Byron Arts and Industry precinct and then future place plans.


Following an expression of interest process, Council nominated seven community members to sit on the Place Planning Collective. See the Council Report from 12 December 2019 for more information.

Additional community members have now been added through a random selection process to form a 12 person Place Planning Collective. More information about the random selection process visit the Citizens Lottery

The members of the Collective are currently: 

  • Clare Hopkins
  • David Brown
  • Ella Manning
  • Jack Dods
  • Jenny Bird
  • Madeleine Faught
  • Natalie Eggenberger
  • Nicholas Hall
  • Sasha Mainsbridge
  • Stevey  Ginger
  • Community member TBA
  • Councillor Michael Lyon
  • Councillor Basil Cameron
  • Councillor Jan Hackett


View the Place Planning Collective Charter(PDF, 225KB)

The Collective had its first meeting on 16 March 2020 and is continuing to meet via online conferencing to guide the implementation of actions in our place plans.

Meeting summaries are provided below: 

Upcoming Meeting dates

All meetings are scheduled for 3pm to 4.30pm.

  • 18 August 2020
  • 22 September 2020
  • 27 October 2020
  • 24 November 2020
  • 22 December 2020


If you have any questions, please contact Council’s Place Liaison Officer Andrew FitzGibbon on 02 6626 7139 or by email