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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.

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  1. Dorset Campbell-Ross. Really when are you going to accept all the positive changes that have occurred on Tyagarah Beach.
    Your blatant attempts at hijacking all the great work the community has put into this 800 metres of Clothing Optional Beach is nothing short of intimidation and bullying.
    You fail to realise that we locals also use this section of beach and will continue for hopefully many years to come. Gondwana Commune including you Campbell-Ross don’t don’t own Grays Lane or the beach at the end of it.
    Had you truly cared about negative activity why did it take 19 years of your small minority Residents group to do nothing, when it has taken just 18 months for police, Council, NPWS and Byron Naturists to clean up Tyagarah in a combined effort.
    All your group has done is demand all
    Our work by sidelined and give in to lewd behaviour, lewd behaviour your group apparently prefer.
    It’s our beach too !!!!

    Debra Conomy
    Byron Naturist Incorporated


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