I took photos of the vandalised Tyagarah Nature Reserve sign on March 30 2019 at the Tea Tree Lakes on Grays Lane. The sign has been repeatedly vandalised and the public have had to pay for the sign to be repaired via NPWS.
This time the word ‘not’ had been overlaid with a blank metal plate so that the sign reads, ‘Tyagarah Nature Reserve is a designated clothes optional (nude) area’. In the past the word ‘not’ has been gouged away.
I took a photo on Tyagarah Beach on Monday April 9 2019. There was a blue tent popped up on the (damaged) dunes. The tent was manned by a single nude male who was relating to pairs of nude men using the dune path beside the tent to get into the bushes – he also seemed to be on the alert for intruders. The tent was popped down as soon as my camera appeared.
There were also nude men parading outside of the designated nude beach area on that day.
How are security cameras to be placed to correctly capture the sex offences along the remoter sections of the beach? Who will assess the footage, how will it be acted upon? How will vandalism of the proposed security cameras be stopped?
The councillors in support of the clothing-optional beach gave residents an absolute guarantee that they would fix the problem of vandals and sex pests at Tyagarah Beach. This is not happening – the problem is as bad as it ever has been.