A Alley, Byron Bay
Dear New Byron Shire Councillors,
I do hope you will finally address the glaring, roaring pink elephant in the room of illegal holiday letting.
I would imagine it would be possible to fine these makers of mendicants: $1000 a week would put a hole in their budget, and it may even repel them from the act of making houses into empty commodities, rather than homes.
I find it offensive that there are hundreds of unused houses not available to the workers and families of Byron shire. The council persists in using such terms as ‘sustainable housing’ – when all that is required is to follow legal action and free up already existing homes. Problem solved. Plus revenue. Plus welcoming back communities who care for their environment, and bring revenue with their art and works.
Please do not use the s-word again until you have done your duty.