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May 18, 2021

It’s simple, Simon, no paid parking

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At the same time they want us to consult with them over the future of the shire in their Our Byron Our Future campaign.

Meanwhile, over in Bruns, the town is seeing red and jumping up and down to show council that they don’t want paid parking – and not many are listening.

We don’t want you putting up ugly parking meters and then turning around later to say sorry.

It is pretty simple, Simon, No Paid Parking – not now, not in six months and not ever.

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  1. Paid parking should only be for our of towners, (mostly from QLD.) Bona fide Shire residents should be exempt. Make the tourists pay, not us!

  2. Tourists do pay! Same as us when we leave town! They pay for accommodation, they pay for food, drinks, entertainment, clothes, shoes, momentos etc and on and on. This is what makes the world go round… jobs and taxes… hopefully used to fill a pothole or two.

  3. Sorry Cherie but tourists do not pay the costs of their visiting Byron Shire. It we residents of Byron Shire who pay for the rubbish they leave behind, the maintenance of parks and facilities, repairing and building roads and so on.
    The places you mention are profit-making privately owned mostly businesses overwhelmingly owned by Sydney and Melbourne owners, who do not provide income for Byron Shire Council.

    Does the state government provide us with revenue to offset the enormous costs associated with very heavy vehicles, like buses and semitrailers delivering products to supermarkets and shops in destroying our roads. No.

    Byron Shire is a pothole town because we have no high-rise is one of the attractions of Byron Shire.
    Ditto air B&B and STAYZ, many of their owners do not live in the Shire. But either way they do not contribute to the costs that they impose on our Shire as previously mentioned.


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