Jul 062014
 

The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to representing the interests of Mullumbimby’s businesses and community organisations.

Phone: (02) 6684 2127
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4 days ago

Thanks to the people who have commented on the "paid parking" issue ,
but need not just a "no"we need real reasons for and against , can you share to all people you think would have an opinion so we can have really good impact ,please
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That’s a big yes from me. It should be shire wide .. we need revenue to help with the pot hole crisis. I’ve paid for my 3 cars to park in BYRON I would like the whole shire with paid parking. It certainly has worked in BYRON I always see parking spots available down there. I believe that if customers could park we could spend money ...

4 days ago

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The no s aren’t a good reason , need better reasoning

No paid parking needed in Mullum. The majority is locals and not tourists. It’s hard to find a park in town because most people overstay the time limit. Those parking machine cost a fortune, and council would be better employing people to enforce the time limits! Try that before spending a fortune on machines.

I’d say no. We have actually given up going into Mullum to get our lunches as it’s hopeless trying to get a park.

When paid parking came to Byron it was free for Byron Shire rate payers then it started going up over the years. It’s now $55 per year. For 4 years I had to take my girls to Byron for orthodontist appointments which at times generally took 10 min maximum prior to paid parking could never get a park. Now days no problems at all finding a park. So for Mullum residents that already hold a pass it’s not going to cost you any more. Pensioners are also exempt as well. So to me this is going to hit the tourists. It doesn’t matter where you go these days there’s paid parking everywhere and people just pay it. I think for the locals it’s going to cost more in petrol than the annual parking to travel to other towns to get free parking. Since the parking signs have been erected in Mullum it’s certainly made a difference but the town is just getting busier and busier.

I think a proper discussion is needed not simply comments posted. Fully factual proposal laid out so all these perspectives can be coNsidered. Does a private company get most benefits? Will Parking revenue be applied to fixing potholes? We need the facts not spin.

Bring it on. I’ve paid to park in BYRON , if the business people would not park where the customers should be able to park would be a good start. The $1 a week fee is much fairer than raising everyone’s rates. Incase people haven’t noticed there are tourists in mullum and limited parking ... the shire needs revenue to fix the roads I certainly don’t want more rate rises. Every town in the shire should have it if we want to share in the revenue raised. But I am sick of seeing business owners and their staff parking in the spots out front of their shops then whinging when the get a fine. If we allow some of the development around mullum to go ahead we are going to need better parking management! Remember it’s free to pensioners and less than $1 a week for others

I actually can't see how paid parking will "fix" the parking problem in mullum. I live in Bruns have no parking permit. Haven't needed one. I don't go to Byron and Bruns for what I "need" is walkable. Why do we NEED paid parking in mullum other than revenue?

Paid parking is not the answer, most revenue goes to private company

No it will take away the biggest little town image

I get it in Byron and even Bruns where tourist numbers are much higher but, correct me if I’m wrong, isn’t Mullum more likely to be mostly local traffic? And if that’s the case, apart from picking up a few more permits from locals who may not have felt the need to get one to date, it seems like a big outlay of machines for a likely small revenue gain.

No, you are losing the soul of the little towns by introducing it, I avoid places that charge to pay.

Not needed in Mullum

No. The revenue for paid parking in Byron should be more than enough to fix our roads

If the pot holes are going to be fixed there needs to be revenue. Bring it on....locals are exempt anyway.

No, you are losing the soul of the little towns by introducing it, I avoid places that charge to pay.

No Mullumbimby does not need paid parking

If it’s the same registration along with the Byron paid parking and it won’t cost any more. Bring it. Can never get a park in town.

No why pay when we live here and pay rates

Noooooooooo, ratepayers pay enough

Fix the roads! They are embarrassing and unsafe!!! No paid parking, we pay plenty in rates!!!

No

Roads top priority, have lived here 70 yrs and roads were always maintained. We have higher rates and increased population paying rates so where is it going?

NO

No. The bulk of the revenue goes to a private company. There's very little benefit to our community.

I agree with Sharon McDonald

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2 weeks ago

One of Mullumbimby’s favourite sons, and one of Council’s most highly regarded staff members, John Fitzgerald is preparing to take on the Great Wall of China to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

John, aka Fitzy or Zippy (pictured third, to the right of flag), is a popular face in the Brunswick Valley – born here, and a proud graduate of Mullumbimby Public School, Mullumbimby High School, and the Mullumbimby school of life.

At Council John is the person who keeps the cemeteries looking as beautiful as they do, and in his spare time he is not one to shirk a challenge with the trek along some of the least visited parts of the Great Wall of China his next challenge.

“A couple of years ago I walked the Strzelecki and Sturt’s Stoney deserts to raise money for JDRF, and when I found out about the walk on the Great Wall I thought it was another opportunity to give a bit back,” John said.

“Juvenile diabetes, or type 1 diabetes, is a terrible, lifelong autoimmune disease, that affects more than 120,000 people in Australia and requires multiple daily insulin injections and finger pricks which is really hard for adults, but it’s even more difficult for kids.

“It’s often compared to type 2 diabetes and there is no cure so I am playing a small part in raising awareness and money for research,” John said.

“One of my work colleagues has type 1, and another’s child has it – in fact everyone you talk to knows someone with type 1.

To take part in the Great Wall walk John has to pay his own expenses and raise a minimum of $3,500 which goes directly to JDRF.

“So far I have raised almost $7,000 which is fantastic and I need to thank everyone at the Mullumbimby Golf Club, the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce, the United Services Union and Council staff for their support,” John said.

“The Golf Club put on a day for me which raised $2,000 and the Chamber has given a generous donation while at Council staff have held cake sales and soup lunches which have put money in the kitty as well,” he said.

“John knows everyone in the Brunswick Valley and he is also a valued colleague and it’s great to see him spend his time off doing something for others,” Mark Arnold, General Manager, said.

“I have lived in Mullumbimby all my life and the support of family, friends and businesses is what makes this place the best place in the world – thanks to everyone,” John said.

The JDRF Hike for Health starts in Beijing on 27 May 2019. For more information go to jdrf-hike-for-health-2019.everydayhero.com/au/johns-jdrf-trek.
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2 weeks ago

A big thank you to these ladies Merle and Lynne ( camera shy) for all their hardwork today , also the regulars Kim and staff from Mullum newsagency ,we raised nearly $800 which we will use to buy produce for the drought relief . The street stall was another Mullumbimby chamber of commerce function that our local community always gets behind , thanks Mullum ... See MoreSee Less

A big thank you to these ladies Merle and Lynne ( camera shy) for all their hardwork today , also the regulars Kim and staff from Mullum newsagency ,we raised nearly $800 which we will use to buy produce for the drought relief . The street stall was another Mullumbimby chamber of commerce function that our local community always gets behind , thanks Mullum

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That was great

2 weeks ago

Congratulations Sharyn Sigley on winning the $200 voucher donated by IGA Mullumbimby drawn at the Drought Relief street stall, at the newsagency this morning!! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations Sharyn Sigley on winning the $200 voucher donated by IGA Mullumbimby drawn at the Drought Relief street stall, at the newsagency this morning!!

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Congratulations Sharyn Sigley xx

2 weeks ago

Street stall going well ... See MoreSee Less

Street stall going well

2 weeks ago

Come down to the newsagency today and support us supporting the drought relief , great gifts for Mother’s Day ... See MoreSee Less

Come down to the newsagency today and support us supporting the drought relief , great gifts for Mother’s Day

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Cupcakes are to die for thanks

2 weeks ago

This is the Mother’s Day raffle that will be drawn at the street stall outside the Mullumbimby newsagency tomorrow
Thanks again to local businesses sanctum clay and sue m
And all funds raised is for the drought relief
Yes it’s still going
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The raffle was won by Anne , Mrs Bostock was second prize and Larry was third , they have been notified

2 weeks ago

This is the Mother’s Day raffle that will be drawn at the street stall outside the Mullumbimby newsagency tomorrow
Thanks again to local businesses sanctum clay and sue m
And all funds raised is for the drought relief
Yes it’s still going
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This is the Mother’s Day raffle that will be drawn at the street stall outside the Mullumbimby newsagency tomorrow Thanks again to local businesses sanctum clay and sue m And all funds raised is for the drought relief Yes it’s still going

3 weeks ago

Cake stall out the side of the Mullumbimby news agency on Saturday morning ,cakes, plants raffles and gift ideas for Mother’s Day
Sausage sizzle and other things to make for a great Saturday morning, see you there .
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