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April 12, 2021

Byron Bay being trashed

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I was thinking of calling it Schoolies Go Home, until I found the plastic leftovers from a sushi and smoothie meal, complete with empty little plastic soy sauce fish.

Then I thought maybe I’d call it Filthy Pigs Like the Beach Too!  Anyway, I’m open to suggestions (1st prize gets to keep the installation).

Although perhaps with the impending opening up of the whole town for rent1, it won’t really matter.

The out-of-towner-tax-avoiding-double-gearers certainly won’t be dirtying their hands picking up their guests’ rubbish from our beaches.

And besides, all of our kids will have meaningful employment serving at fast food outlets and cleaning holiday flats.

Of course they’ll have to live in Casino because they certainly won’t be able to afford to live here.

But who cares, as long as there’s money to be made? Why let little things like the planning laws stand in your way?

That’s why I’m converting my house to an abattoir by day and a bordello by night.

I’ll use illegal immigrants, and they can work double shifts. Planning, environment, WHS, tax laws, who cares? No-one has the wherewithal to enforce these anyway.

And the rest of you can just stick it where the sun don’t shine in the interests of the economy!

1. The draft Short Term Holiday Accommodation Strategy submissions close Monday 22/12/2014, http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/public-exhibition/2014/12/22/draft-short-term-holiday-accommodation-strategy-extended-to-22-december).

 

Marc Salmon, Byron Bay

 


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3 COMMENTS

  1. MARC:
    Have to agree!
    the “Tourists/Cars & Egos that Destroyed Byron Bay”
    Title to my new short DVD…
    Trashed!!

    SOLD OUT…
    Kind regards
    BYRON BAY SOLD its Nature…

    Maybe the Dirtiest Town in NSW

  2. If that pic is the worse of it then take it from me you havent got it too bad at all. Come to Coffs where feral kids and brain dead adults leave alot more that a pile like that on the beach after a night of being brain dead morons who dont clean up after them selves. And be thankful that alot of the idiots that come to your local beaches are there only for a short period and then head back to Syd or the Goldie.

    Coastal towns (and the beaches) up and down the coast are messed up by losers, don’t think Byron is unique in that sense.

    The police should really check the areas more.

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