Gyan Moyes, Tyagarah
David Dixon’s letter (November 28) on Tyagarah Beach states he is perplexed by claims that councillors are not listening to locals.
David, 85 per cent of submissions on the clothing-optional (CO) beach say close or move the beach.
These aren’t mass-produced submissions. They’re powerful personal ones almost exclusively from affected residents who have born the brunt of sexual harassment for 20 years.
At the recent Council meeting Councillors Basil Cameron and Sarah Ndiaye were so busy skewing police figures to prove that our beach is no different from any other beach (patently untrue) and Councillor Cate Coorey that the sexual and threatening behaviour in the area has nothing to do with the CO beach, that they missed the fact that a united local community was standing in front of them demanding a change.
Many Tyagarah residents and pretty much all the attendees at the original ‘Nude ain’t Rude’ rally count themselves in some sense naturists and they are not attending Tyagarah’s CO beach. It’s too isolated. Isolated and CO is a bad combination. If the Shire has to have a nude beach, take it to town.