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Our Mullumbimby Masterplan

Byron Shire Council is preparing the 'Our Mullumbimby Masterplan'. The Masterplan will be a visionary local plan for Mullumbimby with a focus on its town centre, and aims to be a plan which is flexible and responsive to the inevitably changing wants and needs of the community.

The Masterplan seeds were sown in May 2014, when Creative Mullumbimby (a community group of artists and residents with an interest in placemaking) organised the Mullumbimby Big Picture Show, which was a forum to gather the thoughts of locals on the future creative, social and economic directions for Mullumbimby.

On the back of this event Council resolved to allocate funds to develop a masterplan for Mullumbimby. A Project Reference Group (PRG) was formed from March to September 2016, consisting of community, councillors and staff to develop a project plan for the delivery of the Masterplan, which Council has now adopted and can be accessed here.

An information session to launch the 'Our Mullumbimby Masterplan' was held on 18 October 2016. Information was presented on:

  • Masterplan scope and process
  • Community engagement feedback so far
  • Masterplan Guidance Group and the EOI process
The presentation can be viewed here.


Our Mullumbimby Masterplan Movement and Parking Review

As part of the masterplanning process, Council is undertaking a review of movement (walking, cycling and vehicular) and carparking in Mullumbimby. Specialist traffic and movement consultants MRCagney have been engaged to consider holistically the way people of all ages and abilities move around in Mullumbimby and provide strategies for improving the street and pathway networks. The strategies and actions from this review will be included in the Our Mullumbimby Masterplan.

Before preparing any strategies and actions Council and MRCagney held a number of community engagement events to hear the views of local residents about what the key issues are, as well as their ideas for improving how we move around in Mullumbimby.

The community engagement events included:

  • Community presentation & workshop at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall, 55 Dalley Street on Thursday 18 May 2017 from 5.30 - 7.30pm
  • Trader's Breakfast at the Mullumbimby Anglican Church Hall on Friday 19th May 2017 from 7.30 - 9.00am
  • CBD Property Owner's Workshop at the Mullumbimby Anglican Church Hall on Friday 19th May 2017 from 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Community Groups' Workshop at the Mullumbimby Anglican Church Hall on Friday 19th May 2017 from 12.30 -2.00pm
  • A pop up Parklet studio’ held in car parking spots on the corner of Burringbar and Stuart Streets:
    • Thursday 18 May 2017 between 12.30 - 5.00pm
    • Friday 19 May 2017 between 9.30am - 4.30pm
    • Saturday 20 May 2017 between 9.00am - 12 noon

A summary of what the Mullumbimby community said in these consultation forums can be accessed in the Issues and Needs Analysis Report here.

At the parklet in Burringbar Street, residents wrote on post-it-notes their thoughts about the key movement issues in Mullumbimby, as well as their ideas for change.

Having heard what the community said, MRCagney are now in the process of preparing a draft Movement Strategy for Mullumbimby. The strategy will identify the key considerations and issues and provide recommendations for improving the function and quality of Mullumbimby's streets and pathway networks. This will provide a spatial framework as a basis for the development of the Mullumbimby Masterplan.

Our Mullumbimby Masterplan - Guidance Group

In December 2016, Council appointed 15 community representatives to be part of a 'Guidance Group' responsible for guiding the preparation of Our Mullumbimby Masterplan. The guidance group is made up of community representatives, Council staff and Councillors working together.

The Community Representatives selected through an EOI process are:

  • Adam Jeffery
  • Greg Tollis
  • Malcolm Price
  • Susan Tsicalis
  • Judith MacDonald
  • Kelly Reifer
  • Paul Crebar
  • Madeleine Faught
  • Suvira McDonald
  • Sasha Mainsbridge
  • Tanja Branson
  • Michael Murray
  • Sonia Laverty
  • Wolfgang Mavern
  • David Brown


The guidance group will help formulate strategies and actions, test ideas and provide community comment to complement the broader level of community engagement activities being undertaken as part of the Masterplanning work for Mullumbimby and its town centre.

At key points throughout the masterplan process, the group will be engaged through workshops and online communication and provide input into and guide the content of the plan. Final decisions regarding adoption of the plan will be made by Council, however, these decisions will be guided by recommendations reported to Council by the group. The key role of the Guidance Group includes:

  • To work closely with the project coordinators from the beginning to the end to assist with achieving the best overall outcomes for Mullumbimby and its town centre.
  • To advocate on behalf of community/stakeholder groups and facilitate communications between Council and these groups.
  • To test out ideas as a sample group
  • To facilitate the project coordinators gaining greater insight into the town and community
  • To provide insights into identified issues and areas for improvement within the town and placemaking imperatives
  • To assist in ensuring Our Masterplan is achievable
  • To transition into an ongoing town centre reference group

The Guidance Group has been meeting since 7 February 2017.





Byron Shire Council is preparing the 'Our Mullumbimby Masterplan'. The Masterplan will be a visionary local plan for Mullumbimby with a focus on its town centre, and aims to be a plan which is flexible and responsive to the inevitably changing wants and needs of the community.

The Masterplan seeds were sown in May 2014, when Creative Mullumbimby (a community group of artists and residents with an interest in placemaking) organised the Mullumbimby Big Picture Show, which was a forum to gather the thoughts of locals on the future creative, social and economic directions for Mullumbimby.

On the back of this event Council resolved to allocate funds to develop a masterplan for Mullumbimby. A Project Reference Group (PRG) was formed from March to September 2016, consisting of community, councillors and staff to develop a project plan for the delivery of the Masterplan, which Council has now adopted and can be accessed here.

An information session to launch the 'Our Mullumbimby Masterplan' was held on 18 October 2016. Information was presented on:

  • Masterplan scope and process
  • Community engagement feedback so far
  • Masterplan Guidance Group and the EOI process
The presentation can be viewed here.


Our Mullumbimby Masterplan Movement and Parking Review

As part of the masterplanning process, Council is undertaking a review of movement (walking, cycling and vehicular) and carparking in Mullumbimby. Specialist traffic and movement consultants MRCagney have been engaged to consider holistically the way people of all ages and abilities move around in Mullumbimby and provide strategies for improving the street and pathway networks. The strategies and actions from this review will be included in the Our Mullumbimby Masterplan.

Before preparing any strategies and actions Council and MRCagney held a number of community engagement events to hear the views of local residents about what the key issues are, as well as their ideas for improving how we move around in Mullumbimby.

The community engagement events included:

  • Community presentation & workshop at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall, 55 Dalley Street on Thursday 18 May 2017 from 5.30 - 7.30pm
  • Trader's Breakfast at the Mullumbimby Anglican Church Hall on Friday 19th May 2017 from 7.30 - 9.00am
  • CBD Property Owner's Workshop at the Mullumbimby Anglican Church Hall on Friday 19th May 2017 from 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Community Groups' Workshop at the Mullumbimby Anglican Church Hall on Friday 19th May 2017 from 12.30 -2.00pm
  • A pop up Parklet studio’ held in car parking spots on the corner of Burringbar and Stuart Streets:
    • Thursday 18 May 2017 between 12.30 - 5.00pm
    • Friday 19 May 2017 between 9.30am - 4.30pm
    • Saturday 20 May 2017 between 9.00am - 12 noon

A summary of what the Mullumbimby community said in these consultation forums can be accessed in the Issues and Needs Analysis Report here.

At the parklet in Burringbar Street, residents wrote on post-it-notes their thoughts about the key movement issues in Mullumbimby, as well as their ideas for change.

Having heard what the community said, MRCagney are now in the process of preparing a draft Movement Strategy for Mullumbimby. The strategy will identify the key considerations and issues and provide recommendations for improving the function and quality of Mullumbimby's streets and pathway networks. This will provide a spatial framework as a basis for the development of the Mullumbimby Masterplan.

Our Mullumbimby Masterplan - Guidance Group

In December 2016, Council appointed 15 community representatives to be part of a 'Guidance Group' responsible for guiding the preparation of Our Mullumbimby Masterplan. The guidance group is made up of community representatives, Council staff and Councillors working together.

The Community Representatives selected through an EOI process are:

  • Adam Jeffery
  • Greg Tollis
  • Malcolm Price
  • Susan Tsicalis
  • Judith MacDonald
  • Kelly Reifer
  • Paul Crebar
  • Madeleine Faught
  • Suvira McDonald
  • Sasha Mainsbridge
  • Tanja Branson
  • Michael Murray
  • Sonia Laverty
  • Wolfgang Mavern
  • David Brown


The guidance group will help formulate strategies and actions, test ideas and provide community comment to complement the broader level of community engagement activities being undertaken as part of the Masterplanning work for Mullumbimby and its town centre.

At key points throughout the masterplan process, the group will be engaged through workshops and online communication and provide input into and guide the content of the plan. Final decisions regarding adoption of the plan will be made by Council, however, these decisions will be guided by recommendations reported to Council by the group. The key role of the Guidance Group includes:

  • To work closely with the project coordinators from the beginning to the end to assist with achieving the best overall outcomes for Mullumbimby and its town centre.
  • To advocate on behalf of community/stakeholder groups and facilitate communications between Council and these groups.
  • To test out ideas as a sample group
  • To facilitate the project coordinators gaining greater insight into the town and community
  • To provide insights into identified issues and areas for improvement within the town and placemaking imperatives
  • To assist in ensuring Our Masterplan is achievable
  • To transition into an ongoing town centre reference group

The Guidance Group has been meeting since 7 February 2017.





Mullumbimby Town Centre

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This map is for you to place any ideas you have for the improvement of Mullumbimby. Please pinpoint the most relevant location for your ideas.

This map is for you to place any ideas you have for the improvement of Mullumbimby. Please pinpoint the most relevant location for your ideas.