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We build luxury studios / tiny homes.  Our office is generally open between 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

We operate from 75 New City Road, Mullumbimby.

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Mullumbimby Masterplan

Dear Chamber members,

After six years of hard work by the community and Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce members, Byron Shire Council passed Our Mullumbimby Masterplan on the 12th of December last year.  This is a good plan, it is a blueprint on which we can now add rich detail. 

This masterplan does not lock in the future of Mullumbimby, what it does is create a guide to enable us the community to pursue important projects with the active support and resources of council. 

Additionally we can raise funds, through grants or crowd funding for supported projects and know there is unlikely to be resistance from the community or council.What’s in the masterplan? 

For those who are keen to look, go to: https://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Community/Place-planning/Our-Mullumbimby-Masterplan

I will in future newsletters and Chamber meetings outline some the important features, for now I will just mention five priority projects.

  • Burringbar Talking Street (A long term project)
  • Stuart Street Green Spine (A good project for 
  • Formalising the ‘Alternate Routes’
  • Placemaking Seed Projects
  • Storytrail – The Mullumbimby Storytrail will connect many existing community projects as a continuous walking and cycling trail around the town, that is marked by new storytelling art and interpretative information to tell real and imagined stories of Mullumbimby’s past and future.

Creative Mullumbimby will be taking the lead on the Storytrail in the first half of the year, hoping to create a plan that we can seek funding from council in the second half of this year. 

There is nothing fixed yet about the trail, it is a guide upon which we can now build with confidence council will support our efforts.

There is a great opportunity for the chamber to take the lead on other of these priority projects. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Regards Malcolm

Mullum Shop Local 2019

The Mullumbimby Shop Local competition is on again!

Spend $20 or more in any of the participating business on this flyer
(click the poster to expand), and go into the weekly draw
to win one of 20 x $100 vouchers up for grabs!

The Echo Newspaper will be completing the draws
and will contact winners after the draw is completed

Don’t forget to complete the Shop local entry forms
in the participating shops when your out and about

Best of luck and thank you for shopping local!

Shop Local Winners Update

The Mullumbimby Shop Local campaign is in full swing with round 3 of the winners announced.

Congratulations to the winners of the Shop Local campaign so far:

Round 1

  • Don Raffaele – Mullumbimby Veterinary Clinic
  • Marie Jones – Sue M’s Boutique
  • Carole Goodway – Mullum Instyle Living
  • Carole Gamble – Bridglands Betta
  • Rina Genis – Mullumbimby Soul Pattinson

Round 2

  • G Newton – Mitre 10
  • String – Devine Meats
  • Tabitha Smith – The Source Bulk Foods
  • Ross K – Liberty
  • Collen McNeily – Mullum Newsagency

Round 3

  • Peter Martin  – Mitre 10
  • Janelle Maree  – IGA
  • Christina Gray  – Devine’s Quality Meats
  • Chris Sinclair  – IGA
  • Robyn Oberhofer  – Mitre 10

Each winner received a $100 voucher to spend at a local participating store.

If your name isn’t above, there’s still plenty more vouchers to be won. Keep shopping local for your chance to win!!

Carols by Candlelight shine at new site

Join us at the Mullumbimby Show Grounds for Carols by Candlelight kicking off on Sunday, 11 December at 6:30pm.

The Carols by Candlelight will feature a packed schedule of local talent as well as a special visit from a certain jolly fat man from the far North.

Event organisers Jenelle Stanford and Margaret Hatch are expecting a large turn out to the event at its new location at the Show Grounds.

“We had an amazing turn out last year at the hospital site who showed real support for having the Carols at the Show Grounds,” Margaret says.

Sponsored by the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce, the Carols by Candlelight is a free event, however candles and glow sticks will be available for purchase on the night along with song books and bottled water.

For more information, please contact the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce at info@mullumbimby.org.au.

Chamber announces Magic Mullum Photo Comp winners

The Mullumbimby Chamber has drawn it’s Magic Mullum Photography Competition to a close with the winners now being announced.

Chamber President Obi McDonald-Saint says the competition attracted some great photographs and he looks forward to a bigger and better event next year.

“This was our first crack at running a photography competition, we got a good response, we learnt lots and will make sure next year’s comp is a real eye opener,” Obi says.

“A big thank you to all the entries and congratulations to the winners.”

The complete list of winners are:

YOUTH – CREATIVE / ARTY

  1. Inside a Bubble by Jules Tait – $100
  2. Spider Flower by Louis Askill – $50 Voucher
  3. Tapped by Mannan Wilkinson – $25 Voucher

YOUTH – PEOPLE / PLACES

  1. Community Gardens by Jarrah Hatchett – $100
  2. Ride into Town by Foxy Afra Tarzana Shazam – $50 Voucher
  3. N/A

YOUTH – STREETSCAPES / LANDSCAPES

  1. Loveart by Foxy Afra Tarzana Shazam – $100
  2. Magic Mullumbimby Moon by Mannan Wilkinson – $50 Voucher
  3. A ‘I have no idea what to call this’ thing by Foxy Afra Tarzana Shazam – $25 Voucher

ADULT – CREATIVE / ARTY

  1. Home Sweet Home by Dexter Chou – $200
  2. Storm on the Cob by Ash Stennett – $100
  3. Common Beauty by Ash Stennett – $50 Voucher

ADULT – PEOPLE / PLACES

  1. Story Time by Gordon Pauling – $200
  2. Women of the Earth by Ursula Da Silva – $100
  3. Instant in Mullum by Barbara Stamm – $50 Voucher

ADULT – STREETSCAPES / LANDSCAPES

  1. Rhythm on the Street by Gordon Pauling – $200
  2. Mullumbimby Dawn by Tes Tesla – $100
  3. View from Koonyum Range by Lily Hatten – $50 Voucher

All entries can be viewed at https://www.mullumbimby.org.au/magic-entries

Get your Pirate Banquet tickets before time runs out

Biggest Little Banquet

SalumiIf you haven’t got your tickets to the Biggest Little Banquet for September 3 yet, get in now to avoid disappointment.

They are selling fast, says Mullumbimby Chamber president Obi McDonald-Saint.

“The banquet will be prepared by local restaurants including Spice it up Thai, The Court House Hotel, and Poinciana, while Mullumbimby High School students will once again prepare the desserts and wait on patrons,” Obi says.

Local produce will be provided by the Mullumbimby Community Gardens while Salumi has generously contributed to the night.

Vegetarian options will be available. Tickets are available at Mullumbimby Newsagency for $50. Alcohol will be available from the bar and BYO is not permitted.

The Banquet is a 18+ adults only event and the theme is pirate so be sure to dress up for a night of fun and frivolity!

Photo: Jeff ‘To Err Is Human, To Arr Is Pirate’ Dawson

Biggest Little Banquet returns bigger and better

Following on from an amazing event last year, the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce will again be hosting the Biggest Little Banquet down Mullumbimby’s main street.

On the evening of Saturday, 3 September, Burringbar Street will be closed off and a single table will run its length with enough room to seat 300 people to a three-course meal.

The Banquet will be prepared by local restaurants including Spice it up Thai, The Courthouse Hotel, and Poinciana, while Mullumbimby High School students will once again prepare the desserts and wait on patrons. Vegetarian options will be available.

Mullumbimby Community Gardens are growing a range of produce for the restaurants to feature in the meals and the gardens will be supporting the waste-wise plastic free event by collecting food waste for compost.

Chamber President Obi McDonald-Saint says the event is about bringing the community together.

“We had so much positive feedback from last year’s event, we were very excited about organising this year’s banquet,” Obi says.

“There’s something very special about hundreds of people from the community breaking bread at one table.”

The Banquet will be pirate themed and an adults 18+ only affair. Prepare for some piratic fun and games to complement the evening’s festivities.

BYO alcohol will not be permitted, as organic wine and beer will be available at two marquees on the night.

Tickets are now on sale for $50 at the Mullumbimby Newsagency.

Mullumbimby Chamber extends Photo Competition

Unexpected and Unique by Vicky Kendall

Mullumbimby is undoubtedly a magical place. The scenery and surrounds are breathtaking, the people are interesting and colourful, and the shops and cafes are wonderful places to while away the time.

The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce wants to capture some of this magic with their inaugural Magical Mullum Photography Competition, now extended until 31 July.

Judged by Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson, Echo Photographer Jeff Dawson and Mullumbimby artist Solveig, the competition is open to Mullumbimby residents both young and old.

Competition organisers Jenelle Stanford says that with cash prizes up for grabs, two age divisions and three categories to choose from, entrants have a good chance of winning.

“This is our first time running the photo competition – we’ve had a great response so far and some really great photos,” Jenelle says.

Entrants can submit their photographs in either the landscape / streetscapes, arty / creative or people / places categories.

Entry fees are $10 for youth (under 18 years) entries and $15 for adult (18+) entries.

The winners of the competition will be announced at the Chamber’s Biggest Little Banquet to be held 3 September.

The complete collection of photographs will go on exhibition at shops around Mullumbimby from 12 August until 14 October.

More information and entry forms are available at www.mullumbimby.org.au/magic.

Creative Mullumbimby launches Sculpture Walk

Mark Saturday, 30 April in your calendar because Creative Mullumbimby will be launching the Mullumbimby Sculpture Walk and the first gateway sculpture “Enter Here”.

The event will kick off at 10am at the Scout Hall.

Schedule

  • 10am: Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce Pick Up Sticks Tournament & Scouts Rope Bridge Demonstration
  • 10:30am: Song Dynasty Choir
  • 11am: Official Opening by Mayor Simon Richardson

Food by Santos Trading and coffee will be available.

 

Shop Local final week’s winners

A big congratulations to our final week’s winners in the Shop Local campaign:

  1. Stef Tucker – Mitre 10 James Hardware
  2. Kate Stanford – Devine Quality Meats
  3. Johanna – Devine Quality Meats
  4. Roger Swain – Stewart’s Menswear
  5. Sharon Gray – Mitre 10 James Hardware

Each person on the list received a $100 voucher to spend at a local participating store.

This has been a hugely successful Shop Local push with nearly 10,000 entries from local shoppers. Vouchers totalling $3,000 were given out to stimulate the local economy.

A big thanks to the Echo for their tireless work in collecting up the entries each week and organising all the advertising and layout. We couldn’t have done it without such a quality and professional media outlet in town. Angela, Michelle, Ziggi – you guys are amazing! A big thanks also to the Chamber team especially organiser extraordinaire Jenelle and Susan, our treasurer and finances aficionado.

Thank you to all the Chamber members who took part in the campaign. We hope you had a prosperous end to 2015. We wish you all the best in 2016!

 

 

Shop Local Round 4 Winners

Congratulations to this week’s winners of the Shop Local campaign:

  1. Moana – Santos Organics
  2. Kirsten Redmond – Mullumbimby Newsagency
  3. Dylan Hutton – James Hardware Mitre 10
  4. Ziv Arbiv – James 10 Mitre 10
  5. Tony Vella – Santos Organics
  6. Rainer Hartlieb – Dennett’s IGA
  7. Kate – Mullumnimby Comprehensive Healthcare Centre
  8. Mick Herring – Stewarts Menswear
  9. Kelly Green – Crystal Castle
  10. Penny Gillespie – Mullumbimby Newsagency

Each person on the list received a $100 voucher to spend at a local participating store.

If your name isn’t on the list, there’s still one more round of vouchers to be won. Keep shopping local for your final chance to win!!

Shop Local Week 3 Winners

Congratulations to this week’s winners of the Shop Local campaign:

  1. Simon Johnston – Simply Sheer
  2. Shannon Mann – Wd Nicholls
  3. Natalie Chatterton – Mullum Instyle
  4. Leanne Crampon – The Source Bulk Foods
  5. Anita Kwong Barnatan – Mullum Tyre Service

Each person on the list received a $100 voucher to spend at a local participating store.

If your name isn’t on the list, there’s still plenty more vouchers to be won. Keep shopping local for your chance to win!!

Shop Local Week 2 Winners

Congratulations to this week’s winners of the Shop Local campaign:

  1. James McCormick – Mitre 10 James Hardware
  2. Robyn Goikoetxea – Santos Organics
  3. Jan Lang – Sue M’s Boutique
  4. Barbara Tandy – Mullumbimby Newsagency
  5. Jo Green – IGA Mullumbimby

Each person on the list received a $100 voucher to spend at a local participating store.

If your name isn’t on the list, there’s still plenty more vouchers to be won. Keep shopping local for your chance to win!!

Shop Local Week 1 Winners Announced

Congratulations to this week’s winners of the Shop Local campaign:

  1. Leonie Mill – Soul Pattinson Chemist
  2. Analise Denney – Soul Pattinson Chemist
  3. Andrea Portela – Devine Quality Meats
  4. Sue Ash Schack – Mitre 10 James Hardware
  5. Barbara Starnett – Simply Sheer Hair & Beauty

Each person on the list received a $100 voucher to spend at a local participating store.

If your name isn’t on the list, there’s still plenty more vouchers to be won. Keep shopping local for your chance to win!!

Carols by Candlelight on again

Join us at the Mullumbimby Hospital grounds for Carols by Candlelight for the last time at the hospital site.

Kicking off on Sunday, 13 December at 6:30pm,  the Carols by Candlelight will feature a packed schedule of local talent as well as a special visit from a certain jolly fat man from the far North.

Event organiser Margaret Hatch is expecting a large turn out to the event due to the community’s nostalgic attachment to the hospital site.

“I’ve been doing the Carols at the hospital grounds as far back as the 80s,” Margret says.

“This will be the end of an era, of a tradition that consistently welcomed Christmas to our town.”

Sponsored by the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce, the Carols by Candlelight is a free event, however candles and glow sticks will be available for purchase on the night along with song books and bottled water.

For more information, please contact the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce at info@mullumbimby.org.au.

Chamber launches Shop Local campaign

The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce Shop Local campaign has now begun.

From 24 November until 29 December, spend $20 at any of the local sixty participating stores and you will go in the draw to receive one of thirty $100 vouchers to spend at a local participating store.

Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce president Obi McDonald-Saint says the campaign is about giving back to the community and stimulating the local economy.

“Last year, we had a fantastic response to the campaign with more than 5,000 entries collected from local shoppers,” Obi says.

“Thanks to the generosity of the Echo and the support of local businesses, we were able to giveaway $3,000 to shoppers, which is a great start to the festive season.”

Each of the five weeks of the campaign, five lucky winners will be drawn to win a $100 shopping voucher. And, ten winners will be drawn in the fifth week.

The campaign will be promoted in the Echo, Echonetdaily, on Bay FM, NBN TV and via the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce’s website.

For more information, visit the Shop Local 2015 page.

Book your tickets for Biggest Little Banquet

Prepare for some great food, fun and frivolity as the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce hosts the Biggest Little Banquet on Saturday, 29 August.

The three-course banquet features produce grown locally at the Community Gardens prepared by Coolamon Tree Bistro, the Italian Joint and Mullumbimby State High School and accompanied by organic wine and beer.

Kicking off at 7pm, the event will be a spectacle of more than 150 guests sitting at a single banquet table stretching down Burringbar Street.

Organiser Jenelle Stanford says the event will be something new for Mullum.

“It will be a real demonstration of community as hundreds of people all break bread at the same table,” Jenelle says.

“Everyone’s really excited about the banquet, we expect a sell-out event.”

Tickets are $50 per person and are available now from Mullumbimby Newsagency.

During the event, local traffic will be diverted to avoid the Burringbar Street road closure from the Council Chambers to the Post Office.

For more information, please contact Mullumbimby Chamber secretary Obi McDonald-Saint at secretary@mullumbimby.org.au.

Carols by Candlelight set to shine in Mullum

The countdown to the Mullumbimby Carols by Candlelight has begun, kicking off on Sunday, 14 December at 6:30pm at the Hospital grounds.

Sponsored by the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce, the Carols by Candlelight will feature a packed schedule of local talent as well as a special visit from a certain jolly fat man from the far North.

Sharny Russel and Ronny Monks plus some delightful up and coming stars will be performing as well as the Raise the Roof Choir.

Co-organiser Margaret Hatch says she very excited by the line-up and the special night she has planned.

“It appears Mullumbimby will be the only place in Byron Shire doing the Carols by Candlelight this year,” Margaret says.

“The event promises to be an entertaining community night of peace and harmony under the stars to welcome Christmas.”

The Carols by Candlelight will be free however candles will be available on the night for a gold coin donation and water will also be available to buy.

In the event of wet weather, the Carols by Candlelight will be held at the Mullumbimby High School Hall.

For more information, please contact the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce at info@mullumbimby.org.au.

Shop Local Campaign Winners announced

The Mullumbimby Shop Local campaign is in full swing with three rounds of winners now announced. The campaign run in conjunction with Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce and Byron Shire Echo will see 30 winners each receive a $100 voucher to spend at local participating stores.

The winner so far…

Round 1 – 25 November

  • Vicki – Mullumbimby Newsagency
  • Kaliana Rose – The Source Bulk Foods
  • Norm Snow – Mitre 10
  • Vanessa Lahat – Mullumbimby Newsagency
  • Zee Chaplin – Mitre 10

Round 2 – 2 December

  • Charmaine Atkinson – The Source
  • Rosie Jones – Devine Meats
  • Elaine Robinson – Mullumbimby Newsagency
  • Karen Escombe-Wolhunter – Mitre 10
  • Peter McDonald – Soul Patterson Chemist

Round 3 – 9 December

  • Hugo Tremayne – Mitre 10
  • Jean Chandler – Stewarts Menswear
  • Chloe Allan – Mullum Mac
  • Rime Turnbull – Santos
  • Patricia Byotes – The Source