Kyogle is keen to attract more development.
Kyogle is keen to attract more development.

Mayor hopes 'vast, affordable land' will lure developments

Update, today 12.15pm: KYOGLE Mayor Danielle Mulholland said she is still keen to take on the $37 million industrial food hub which is currently being proposed for Bangalow.

She hasn't yet taken the matter to council, but she said she would do that soon.

"We are interested in various developments but we just don't seem to get them… why not?" she asked.

Cr Mulholland said the fact that Kyogle had vast, affordable land would be alluring for these types of developments.

"I would've thought Kyogle was perfectly positioned for a food hub," she said.

 

Original story, October 20, 11.20am: THE controversial $37 million dollar rural industrial food hub proposed for Bangalow is attracting interest from councils far and wide.

In a Facebook post Kyogle Mayor Danielle Mulholland said: "I'm fairly sure we could find somewhere for this concept - if Bangalow doesn't want it, we'd be happy to take it off their hands."

And she's not the only one.

Richmond Valley general manager, Vaughn Macdonald said he has been in contact with the developers of the project to discuss Casino's interest if the DA happened to fall through for Bangalow.

The project's planner, Paul De Fina, said at the moment it is proposed to be built at Bangalow.

But he did say he would be happy to discuss opportunities with other councils.



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