$3 million to clean up, remove asbestos at old hospital site

THE paperwork is done and Byron Shire Council is set to officially purchase the old Mullumbimby Hospital site from NSW Health for $1 and start remediation works.

Chair of the Mullumbimby Hospital Site Project Reference Group (MHSPRG), and Byron Shire councillor Jeannette Martin, said the potential for the site was significant and it’s hoped it will create a range of benefits and collective wellbeing for the whole community.

“Our community has had a strong sense of ownership of the site since the original hospital opened in 1969,” Cr Martin said.

“Since mid-2017, the 21-member MHSPRG has met to provide advice and recommendations to council on the best outcome for the site, considering the wellbeing of the whole community, the environment and future generations.

Read more on this story here: https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/3million-to-clean-up-remove-asbestos-at-old-hospit/3511746/

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