The controversial bid by supermarket giant Woolworths to build a store in Mullumbimby continues, with a modified proposal on display until July 18.

The bid is being opposed by some Mullumbimby residents, who want to keep the ‘country-town’ atmosphere of the town known as ‘the biggest little town in Australia’.

Byron Shire Council says that the NSW Department of Planning granted development consent on November 6, 2006, for a supermarket development in Station Street, Mullumbimby.

“A Section 96 application to modify the consent was lodged by Woolworths with the Department and placed on public exhibition from 7 May 2008 to 30 May 2008,” the council said.

“The Department has advised Byron Shire Council that the Section 96 application has since been amended and that the amended application to modify the consent will be placed on public exhibition until Wednesday 18 July 2008.”

A copy of the amended application is currently on display at the council’s Mullumbimby offices.

The council has also placed a copy of the amended plans on its website under ‘Current Matters’.

The council said that all submissions should be made to the Department of Planning: