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The Green and Clean Awareness Team is totally opposed to the extraction and pumping of sand, from Tallows Beach, across the Arakwal National Park to Clarkes-Main Beach, to then be transported to Belongil Beach.

The level of disturbance and destruction to construct the pipeline and pumping stations is unacceptable.

It is nonsense to think that we can control ‘the shifting sands’ of the Coastline and to damage several good beaches to attempt to temporarily fix one.

These fragile coastal Ecosystems, of national significance, are still recovering from the rapacious impact of sand mining by the state government in the 1940-70s. Leave them alone!

Not only is it environmentally destructive but also economically wasteful of millions of dollars and resources, now and in the future.

Byron Bay’s greatest attraction is its beautiful beaches. They’re enjoyed for swimming, surfing, passive recreation and appreciation of the beauty of nature. Don’t destroy them.

It is very poor process to propose such an audacious plan in the absence  of a soon to be finalised Coastal Management Policy/Plan.
Teresa Heal, Miles Shorten, Veda Turner and Udo Moerig (for the Green and Clean Awareness Team)

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