Reading the Byron Shire Echo is like entering some strange disconnected world of privilege and left-wing eccentric nonsense, well apart from Mungo’s column.
First, the anti rock wall at Belongil brigade, now that just defies belief. What is happening is the building of a contiguous wall rather than the bits and pieces one that exists now.
Let’s not forget the convoluted politics of building ‘headlands’ on the beach in front of the beach hotel that likely caused the problem.
Sea level will rise and Byron Bay will cease to exist in 50 years, so best preserve the infrastructure as long as possible. And the train, this is madness on toast.
First we have Toots carrying on about the loss of rail yet it was costing the state government more to send a rail passenger to Byron Bay than flying them in a private jet.
Yes there is an issue or two with the project like maybe a noise problem as no doubt this ‘rail to the new sunrise pub’ project is being done on the cheap with no rubber track mounts like in all metropolitan rail networks.
Then there is our ex mayor Barham carrying on about holiday letting, still. Oh please, they employ half the people in the street. What does she want a community of affordable housing on welfare or does she have a serious proposition to create employment in Byron aside from tourism.
Philip Ewen, Byron Bay