16 C
Byron Shire
October 18, 2021

Nude trial a success 

Latest News

Privately owned, but still ‘sacred site’ – Nimbin church burns to the ground

Last night at around 9pm, St Patrick's Catholic Church in Nimbin burned to the ground.

Other News

Zoran Radovanovic and son enter guilty pleas after sending region into lockdown

The father and son from Sydney's eastern suburbs who sent the region into lockdown by bringing COVID to Byron, have pleaded guilty to some of the charges against them.

Thanks Frank Mills

We had lost our highway protest, but during those colourful marches we had the beginnings of a stronger sense...

Thanks David

Thank you David Heilpern for elucidating so eloquently a raft of issues that succinctly cover the current political climate…...

Cartoon of the week – 13 October, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast.

Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.

Guy Fisher, Main Arm

I am a naturist who goes to Tyagarah beach on a regular basis and I believe that the trial of the 800-metre clothing-optional beach South of Grays lane has been an enormous success. This has been accomplished by the positive combined efforts of Byron Shire Council and National Parks erecting signs, and Byron Police and members of the naturist community doing regular patrols.

The fact is that there have been very few fines issued in the 800-metre official section. Most have been issued for being naked outside the official clothing-optional beach. The incidents of sex pests and other lewd behaviour are very rare now. These pests have clearly got the message that they are no longer welcome on Tyagarah and will be arrested and fined if they are caught.

Even a local resident, who started the campaign to clean up the beach, stated in 10 February 2018 Northern Star interview, ‘We feel the change is enormous… It just feels completely different… It’s a really nice vibe.’

If you go on a weekend you will see primarily couples and sometimes families with young kids all setting up with tents or umbrellas down the beach enjoying being able to be naked on the only legal clothing-optional beach from the top of Queensland to Coffs Harbour. Naturists are coming from all over Australia and the world to enjoy this beautiful beach.

So why are some of the local residents still asking Council to make it no longer clothing optional when they still can enjoy the 3+ kilometres clothing section of Tyagarah North of Grays Lane given to them by Council? The fact is that more than 90 per cent of visitors to Tyagarah are naturists. Could it possibly be that if Council does close it down residents would essentially have their own private beach to themselves and a lot less traffic, dust and wear on their road?


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Guy Fisher it’s not ‘their’ road either.
    It’s a public road which I believe is paid for by ’our rates’.
    How much do these few residents actually contribute to Council Rates?

  2. Just wait….after the clothing optional beach gets revoked, we will see the Council sealing that part of Grays Lane from the M1 highway up to the existing bitumen. And NPWS coffers will be poorer without the thousands of parking fees received each year.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

XR plans two weeks of ‘Reclaim our Future’ protests

Extinction Rebellion Lismore is part of the Northern Rivers push to highlight the issue of climate change and a march and candlelit vigil last night was the start to a fortnight of ‘Reclaim Our Future’ protests.

Phone scam – Just.Hang.Up.

Crime Stoppers says that almost 90 per cent of Australians have received at least one nuisance or unwanted call every week

Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.

Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow