Local government minister and Ballina MP Don Page has said he would be happy to look at a state government solution to Byron’s overnight camping problem. All the council has to do, he says, is approach him.
Mr Page told local media this morning that the problem was not dissimilar to one that Sydney City Council had in Kings Cross with backpackers filling the streets with campervans for sale. The state government had successfully legislated against this last year, and he said he would be happy to consider similar legislative amendments for Byron.
‘I’d be happy to take it on board and see what we can do to assist them because it is a particular problem that Byron’s got,’ he told media this morning.