As someone who has been a local for my whole life, the vax/anti-vax rhetoric is hostile, however it is indicative of a greater cultural divide. Over recent years we've noticed that the population has swelled beyond control, including many militant anti-vaxxers who have gravitated to the area. Infrastucture and services are stretched far too thin. Tolerance, cooperation and many of the peaceful values of the original alternative culture have gone by the wayside, replaced by fierce competition. Mullum has become almost unrecognisable, the streets are filled with strangers.
You are doing a brilliant job!