Bob Maughan, Byron Bay
My name is Bob Maughan and this is my story.
I am refusing to pay my rates whilst living in the ghetto.
Drug addicts fighting in the early hours bringing police and the ranger. Homeless people using the public toilet block to charge their mobile phones.
The rubbish behind the council site includes six cars, a caravan, and a number of tents. Evidence of home invasion includes smashed screen door and window. Nightly there is yelling and foul language, impacting my mental health. Multiple trucks enter and leave the council site – the water truck comes eight times a day. The police, council or rangers won’t help.
Daily papers cover what celebrities are up to, but nothing about this, all just one block from the Rails.
This has been my home for 40 years, I’m mourning for the peace I have lost. The wetlands and all that are in distress. My home has become a construction site.
So many questions and no answers.