Re your article ‘Belongil rock wall to go ahead’, (Echonetdaily December 24), what an appalling Christmas gift for Byron Bay.
Thank you to Basil Cameron, Simon Richardson, Paul Spooner and Duncan Dey for speaking out against this woeful bit of closed-shop decision making, which will have far-reaching impacts on the health and attractions of the region.
The conservative pro-business majority of councillors who were funded by Belongil landowners can now claim to have damned future fiscal growth as well as public amenity in this once iconic township. With a broken and damaged beach, I imagine a gradual decline in visitor numbers, with resorts, holiday lets and restaurants all feeling the pinch over time.
I know of no other beach destination on our vast coastline that has so thoughtlessly destroyed the environment that feeds them.
Jan Hackett, Byron Bay