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April 12, 2021

Corporate event supporters caught short

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The recent corporate party with marquees on Main Beach Byron Bay was applauded by Paul Waters as ‘well organised’.

Contrary to assurances given, concerned readers should know that this event required no environmental impact statement and that 150 plus party-goers were not serviced by portaloos but rather signs directing them towards toilets 300 m from the site.

With plentiful absorbent sand and privacy of darkness only steps away from the marquees where considerable amounts of alcohol were consumed, surely this is not thoughtful and responsible waste management?

There are a number of outstanding environmental and social issues, not to mention possible contravention of council’s own by-laws, raised by this large event and the public should continue to question its suitability.

Miles Shorten, Suffolk Park

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. My position on the marquee event is that the operation of such events needs to be reviewed by council due to the community concern it generated. It seems appropriate that until this occurs no further approvals of this nature should be given the go ahead.

    • In an earlier version of this letter, the comment that the event was ‘well organised’ was incorrectly attributed by the Echo to Cr Paul Spooner instead of Paul Waters. We’re sorry, Paul.

  2. got my facts a little wrong in my letter re portaloos…they were provided I but well off the site and thus every likelihood that patrons were using the foredunes and beach as a toilet …just one of many reasons an event like this should not occur again.

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