Blue on Burringbar St + Blue Cube

Event Report: Blue on Burringbar St + Blue Cube

The Blue on Burringbar St event, held on May 6th, 2023, was a vibrant celebration of music and community in Mullumbimby. The event aimed to honour the flood efforts in the area and bring people together. It took place on Burringbar Street between Dalley St and Stuart St from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The event featured a lineup of three bands, including Port Wine Ambassadors, Warren Earl, and Loose Content, who entertained the crowd with their soulful melodies, Western Swing style, and high-energy indie rock sets, respectively. Joel Salom, the wandering compere, kept the crowd entertained with his comedic juggling routine.

Emergency services, including Mullum Fire and Rescue, Main Arm RFS, and the local police, were present, adding to the feeling of community and being honoured for their efforts during the flood. The Mayor, Michael Lyon, and the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Paul Prior, opened the event and acknowledged country.

The event setup began at 2:00 pm, with volunteers transforming Burringbar Street into a lively music venue. Straw bales created a picnic atmosphere, and local food outlets provided food and beverages. A mirror ball suspended over the centre of the street was a highlight of the lighting setup.

In addition to the music, the event featured Art Alleys, which provided creative activities for participants. Alley 1 offered face painting, drawing stations, live painting, and a life drawing session. Alley 2 hosted an eco-art sculpture station and a zine-making station. The Art Alleys were well-received, fostering a sense of community and allowing families to express their creativity.

The Blue Circle, a temporary “Community Art” project, invited participants to contribute by standing in blue paint and leaving their footprints on the road surface. This represented the collaborative rescue and recovery efforts during the floods.

Approximately 2,000 people attended the event, which received positive feedback from the community. Many expressed a desire to have similar events in the future and praised the use of the street for such celebrations.

Overall, the Blue on Burringbar St event successfully brought the community together, celebrated resilience, and provided a platform for creative expression.  

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:

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 – every year in December

The Mullumbimby Shop Local competition is on again!

Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Echo Publications launches the Mullumbimby Shop Local Campaign.

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!

Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce - Shop Local
Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce – Shop Local

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.


  • 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.


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.

Chamber launches Shop Local campaign

Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Echo Publications today launches the Mullumbimby Shop Local Campaign.

The campaign, which goes until 23 December, will see $3,000 given away in vouchers to the community.

Simply spend $20 minimum at any of the participating stores and you will receive an entry form. Fill out your entry form, attach your receipt or have the store stamp your entry form, and drop the entry form at one of the boxes located at the Newsagency, Stewart’s Menswear or Santos.

Each Tuesday of the campaign at 12pm out the front of the Newsagency, 5 winners will be drawn except for the final week when 10 winners will be drawn. Each winner will receive a $100 voucher to spend at a participating store.

The winners will be announced on the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce website, in the Echo newspaper, and will receive a notification by phone or email.

Please note: Vouchers must be spent by 31 March 2015 and cannot be spent at more than one store. Winners draws are final.

Participating Stores

  •  Allure Mullumbimby
  • Amore Mullumbimby
  • Bookshop Mullumbimby
  • Bridglands Furniture & Electrical
  • Brunswick Valley Door Centre
  • Building Partnerships
  • Buon Appetito
  • Byron Bay Pork and Meats
  • Chemsave Pharmacy Mullum
  • Chincogan Mechanical
  • Chincogan Store
  • Commercial Hotel (Middle Pub)
  • Court House Mullumbimby
  • Craig Watson Soul Pattinson
  • Crystal Castle
  • Devine Quality Meats
  • Dolphin Office Choice
  • Edens Landing
  • Global Web Pack
  • Hooked & Cooked
  • IGA Mullumbimby
  • Izakaya Yu
  • Jacqueline Smith
  • James Hardware
  • Japunumop
  • Milk & Honey
  • Mudita Institute
  • Mullum Heads
  • Mullum Instyle
  •  Mullum Mac
  • Mullum Music Festival
  • Mullum Power Tools
  • Mullumbimby Bakery
  • Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club
  • Mullumbimby Hire & Sales
  • Mullumbimby Medical Centre
  • Mullumbimby Newsagency
  • Mullumbimby Rural Co-op
  • Mullumbimby Tyres
  • Mullumbimby Vet Clinic
  • Phoenix Mens Clothing
  • Punch & Daisy
  • Reclaimed in Mullum
  • Rock n Roll Cafe
  • Sanctuary of Illumination
  • Santos Organics
  • Shanti Town
  • Simply Sheer Hair and Beauty
  • Son of Drum
  • Source Bulk Foods
  • Spice it Up Thai Restaurant
  • Stewarts Menswear
  • Sue M’s Boutique
  • Sunshine Alley
  • Tinker Tailor Dancer Trader
  • Tony Carsburg Motors
  • Tursa Employment & Training
  • Wards Landscape


Mullum Chamber launches new website

Mullum-Chamber-of-Commerce-Logo9Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce has been working hard to build a website that not only represents the business interests of the community but also actively promotes business growth within the community.

The website aims to promote local business by maintaining an online directory of Mullumbimby businesses, which will feature contact details, trading hours, a Google map with the location of the business as well as an image gallery of the products each business sells.

In conjunction with the launch of the website, the Chamber has planned a number of events to help draw more people to Mullumbimby and put the biggest little town in Australia on the map.