Yesterday I drove to Whites Beach with a friend.
As we passed Bray’s Beach car park I noticed the unexpected arrival of the dreaded yellow envelope.
Literally the entire line of cars on the western side of the road at both Brays and Whites car park all had $240 fines. There were many confused beach goers milling around chatting over the very unexpected scenario.
The western side of the road at both car parks has no signage for ‘No Parking’ or ‘No Stopping’. So these fines have all been issued illegally by the council and should not be paid.
Also, many cars on the east side of the road had fines. At Whites for example, only the six or so cars that fit into the ‘nose in’ parking did not have fines. All of the other cars around these ones on the eastern side of the road were also decorated with $240 fines.
There are ‘No Stopping’ signs 100m or so back down the road on the eastern side of the road but these don’t seem to apply to the designated beach car parks.
So imagine… yesterday… once there were 6 cars at Whites Beach – no matter where you parked at Whites Beach, your beach fee for the day would be $240. That must be some nice beach.
People have been parking safely and happily around the Broken Head back beaches for decades. This is like an act of war by the council against the local people. Illegally fining people…. and $240?! Who can afford that?
Something needs to be done.
Tristan Bray, Upper Wilsons Creek