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October 3, 2022

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No! No! No! It can’t be – another Tardis toilet block in Apex Park between the existing one and the Bay. This one blocks our iconic views from Apex Park towards The Pass and back from the Surf Club towards Mount Warning. Please go and check out the blue and white temporary’ Tardis built for schoolies.

This ‘temporary’ Tardis is plumbed in (the plumbing looks pretty permanent to me) and workers tell me it will shortly be replaced by a new permanent Tardis.

Of course schoolies and our many visitors as well as residents need more toilets but NOT in that location. There are several other options. If we must have a new Tardis in Apex Park it would be less of an eyesore between the existing one and the road – there is room. The scruffy old toilet block beside Fish Heads which closes at 5 pm could be demolished and replaced with a 24 hour opening Tardis (if Tardises are the way Byron Bay wants to go), the underused change rooms behind the Surf Club could be rebuilt as modern toilets.

Byron Shire residents, we must stop this happening.

Pam Ditton, Byron Bay

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  1. Which bright spark in Council made the decision to locate the tardi’s toilets in this prime position? Why isn’t visual amenity considered valuable when it’s the major asset Byron has to sell? Why was there no consultation or discussion about the use and location of these new ‘high tech’ (ie uses lots of electricity) ablutions on our public parklands?
    Now we all have to waste our Summer trying to persuade Council to review this appalling decision.

    When can we expect Council to have that foresight & vision thing worked out so they stop undermining community aspirations?


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