Ian Cohen, Broken Head
A family walks on Seven Mile Beach possibly admiring the birdlife. Four-wheel-drive joyriders rip up the beach dangerously close and give the finger in passing – all in the NO VEHICLE zone north of the Byron Shire border.
Police are called and they issue a warning. Really! Car power first, pedestrian families and wildlife last? Why must senseless slaughter of our wildlife continue unabated. It’s locals [causing the damage] as well as visitors. Further, it is becoming more dangerous to intervene.
The whole coastline needs greater protection – from South Ballina to the northern border of Byron Shire prohibit 4WDs from our beaches unless in possession of a Disability Pass or launching a boat. In Byron Shire the adequate rules simply need corresponding enforcement from police, NPWS and Byron Council.
Please take down licence plates and report offenders to the police. Don’t give up when there is a no show. We are in for a season of hell for our natural, special areas. And link up with like-minded people. Don’t doof while Byron burns!