Byron Bay police and several community groups have renewed their calls for closed circuit TV cameras in the main street following yet another incident involving drunken youths in the town centre last week.
On Thursday night police resorted to capsicum spray against a group of youths who tried to attack them. Police have since arrested a 24-year-old Suffolk Park man and more arrests are expected.
The incident has triggered further calls from Byron Bay Superintendent Stuart Wilkins and Byron United president Paul Waters to have cameras fitted at Jonson Street hotspots.
But Byron mayor Jan Barham is not a fan of CCTV cameras as she says they are rarely monitored and mostly used for collecting evidence after an incident.
She has invited police to a public meeting to discuss the issue of binge drinking and alcohol-related violence in the town.