David Dixon, Byron Bay
I’m perplexed by claims that councillors are not listening to locals about the status of Tyagarah clothing-optional (CO) beach. Some Byron locals oppose the beach’s co status while other Byron locals want it to remain open.
In public access at Council last week local men and women from both sides of the issue expressed their viewpoints. It is clever rhetoric but factually incorrect to say locals are not being heard.
Council is trying to balance the interests of different sections of our community and practical strategies for improved safety are a way of achieving a win/win outcome.
Five councillors voted to support a minority group of local naturists, and maintain, at considerable cost, a de facto private nudist beach in isolated Tyagarah.