A NEW idea has emerged for the fu­ture of the Mul­lumbimby Hospi­tal site.

Af­ford­able hous­ing for sin­gle mums plan

The Northern Star - - NEWS - Jas­mine Burke Jas­mine.Burke@north­ern­star.com.au

Story, Page 6.

A NEW idea has emerged for the fu­ture of the Mul­lumbimby Hospi­tal site to turn it into af­ford­able hous­ing for sin­gle mums.

Jenni Da­gley posted on By­ron Bay Com­mu­nity Board a pro­posal was be­ing “put for­ward to save the Mul­lumbimby hospi­tal site” – to re-jig the build­ing as a refuge for women.

She wrote: “To all sin­gle moth­ers who would like to be heard in re­gards to the shire’s lack of af­ford­able hous­ing, your voices need to be heard. You can write 25 words on your per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence in the shire ... by this Fri­day at mid­day.”

She said the idea for the site was to cre­ate a sus­tain­able as­set.

The post at­tracted mixed re­sponses from com­mu­nity res­i­dents, some were in­ter­ested, but oth­ers weren’t pleased by the idea of ex­clud­ing the op­po­site sex and sin­gle par­ents in gen­eral.

“I guess the idea of just women at this point is that many women have sur­vived do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and rape and are not very com­fort­able around men,” Ms Da­gley wrote.

Other ideas for the site were low cost or in­terim emer­gency ac­com­mo­da­tion, or a space for home­less youth.

PHOTO: BLAINEY WOODHAM

RE­PUR­POSED: Mul­lumbimby Hospi­tal could be used for hous­ing.

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