Dorset Campbell-Ross, Tyagarah
Last Thursday Councillor Hunter, in spite of hearing contrary wishes from our community, presented a motion to install cameras on Grays Lane, Tyagarah.
I spoke in opposition to his motion, highlighting the waste of $43,000 of ratepayers’ money being spent on signs, life savers and cameras for a small minority group, who mostly come from Queensland
We believe the cameras will be broken as soon as no-one is looking. The police patrols for the area are unsustainable. I spoke of the women who have told story after story of being subjected to sexual offences on Tyagarah Beach.
Living in the closest house to the beach I referred to the many traumatised women I have listened to over 19 years.
I asked that Council trial removing the ‘clothing optional’ status from the beach for a year.
Five councillors think they know how to create safety on the beach better than police and the local community.
Tyagarah Beach and the tea tree lakes are still advertised on the internet as places to connect for casual sex. It’s an isolated beach and business as usual for the perverts who continue to hide behind the nudist lobby.
The Tyagarah community want safety for everyone. #MeToo? Please, we need your help to stand up to these councillors who are in denial about what is still going on.