Gwen Gould, Tyagarah
Shame on this council for deciding to keep the clothes-optional area at Tyagarah open. The only winners were the sex pests.
It appears that the rights of sexual predators attracted to our beach via websites for sex have more rights than the women, children and residents of this Shire.
People wonder why women will not stand up and talk about sexual assault. Four women stood up today in Council and spoke about their experiences at Tyagarah. That takes a lot of guts. I was amazed that the councillors dismissed these stories. One suggested if we don’t like it then go to another beach.
Another six-month trial? Cameras? The tourist dollars we get from naturists from Brisbane? Our free and liberated image? These were the arguments. Really?
It is a sad day when the tourist dollars and our image are more important than the safety of our residents.
Many tourists also hoon up Grays Lane with no regard for wildlife.
If the safety of women who are being stalked and harassed is not of importance to councillors then maybe they should consider the environmental impact on our dunes and the cost of maintaining our pot-holed dangerous Grays Lane.
Locals have said ‘enough is enough’ but we have not been heard. This is a black hole sitting right in the middle of our Shire. Welcome Sex Pests.