Lot 22 Mullumbimby Future Housing Proposal

Council is proposing to rezone and reclassify part of Lot 22 Stuart Street Mullumbimby for future housing.

The proposal includes changes that reclassify 22ha of the 29ha block from “community” to “operational” (meaning the land could in future be used for housing). Council is also seeking to introduce a new zone (R1 – General Residential) focussed on housing diversity, to the site.

The new R1 General Residential zone (see FAQs for a more detailed description) will be implemented for the first time in the Byron Shire under this proposal. Council hopes that the introduction of the R1 zone to the Shire will help facilitate an ongoing commitment to providing diverse and accessible housing to the community accross key sites that may be suitable for housing diversity.


Because the land is Council owned, there is an opportunity to develop best practice designs and innovative approaches that may otherwise be overlooked on a privately owned block.

At this stage Council is simply “laying the stage” for this design innovation to occur, and a more detailed masterplan and development description, along with further studies and community consultation, will occur during the Development Application stage.

  • View the Planning Proposal and supporting information in the document library to the right.
  • Chat with our Planner, Steve Daniels on 02 6626 7315

Where to next?

Council has now completed the formal exhibition period. The Public hearing for the reclassification was held on the 6 February at 5:30pm in the Council Chambers at Mullumbimby. View the Public Hearing report.

A submissions report went to Council in April 2019 when it was resolved that further flood studies be undertaken as part of a wider flood study for the South Mullumbimby precinct and be reported back to Council on completion. Council is currently working to liaise with other land owners in the area to progress this action.

Council is proposing to rezone and reclassify part of Lot 22 Stuart Street Mullumbimby for future housing.

The proposal includes changes that reclassify 22ha of the 29ha block from “community” to “operational” (meaning the land could in future be used for housing). Council is also seeking to introduce a new zone (R1 – General Residential) focussed on housing diversity, to the site.

The new R1 General Residential zone (see FAQs for a more detailed description) will be implemented for the first time in the Byron Shire under this proposal. Council hopes that the introduction of the R1 zone to the Shire will help facilitate an ongoing commitment to providing diverse and accessible housing to the community accross key sites that may be suitable for housing diversity.


Because the land is Council owned, there is an opportunity to develop best practice designs and innovative approaches that may otherwise be overlooked on a privately owned block.

At this stage Council is simply “laying the stage” for this design innovation to occur, and a more detailed masterplan and development description, along with further studies and community consultation, will occur during the Development Application stage.

  • View the Planning Proposal and supporting information in the document library to the right.
  • Chat with our Planner, Steve Daniels on 02 6626 7315

Where to next?

Council has now completed the formal exhibition period. The Public hearing for the reclassification was held on the 6 February at 5:30pm in the Council Chambers at Mullumbimby. View the Public Hearing report.

A submissions report went to Council in April 2019 when it was resolved that further flood studies be undertaken as part of a wider flood study for the South Mullumbimby precinct and be reported back to Council on completion. Council is currently working to liaise with other land owners in the area to progress this action.