After complaints by members of the public regarding sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the Tyagarah Nature Reserve, police have commenced daily patrols of the area – and in the last week have arrested four men.
Two weeks ago, police together with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) erected warning signs at the Grays Lane car park and at the entrance to the tea-tree lakes (pictured right).
On Thursday (October 26) two men aged 35 and 63 were fined for being naked in an area signposted as not a designated clothes optional area.
On Friday two men both aged 48 were charged with engaging in offensive conduct.
All four were issued with criminal infringement notices and moved on from the area.
Last week, Byron Shire Council voted to erect its own signage to clearly demarcate the reduced clothing-optional bathing area, which now commences 200m south of the Grays Lane car park.