Overnight the mouth of Tallow Creek at Suffolk Park opened and water is now flowing into the ocean. Yesterday afternoon Byron Shire Council used a small excavator to scrape the sandbar to a height just above the water level.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called on late Friday afternoon (February 2) to assist in a search for a male swimmer who had been swept from Tallow Beach around the headland of Byron Bay.
Thousands of fish have been killed at Tallow Creek in Byron Bay in what is blamed on locals again interfering with the natural flow of the waterway.
On Saturday night would-be organisers of yet another illegal doof at Tallow Beach lit a ‘blazing’ fire, according to locals, on the eve of the hottest day of the year and despite a total fire ban.
The DPI fisheries helicopter this morning reported sighting five Whaler Sharks, each of around two metres in length in the water off Tallow Beach, Suffolk Park.
A plan to extract sand from Tallow Beach and pump it via national park land onto Clarkes Beach has been damned by a local engineer as ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’.