For several months Echonetdaily has been fielding calls from Suffolk Park residents whose properties adjoin Tallow Creek, complaining the high water levels, flooding and lack of beach access.
Byron Shire Council says its permit to open Tallow Creek mouth cannot be activated, despite residents warning the quality of the water is ‘black and sulphurous’ with ‘algae covering large areas’.
I pause on the bridge over the Tallow. My senses are full of the changes with the recent equinox. The signs are all around.
Byron Shire Council has been accused of using gibberish on its latest piece of signage, advising locals it is seeking Expressions of Interest for the site of the old South Byron Sewage Treatment Plant on Broken Head Road. But residents want it left as it is.
A camp fire is suspected to be the cause of a blaze on Saturday evening which burnt out around two hectares at Tallow Creek.
Dan Bode, Byron Bay. The carpark cranks at MEMA and the NSW DPI now celebrate three Tallow Creek fish kills in four years. This amounts to five blackwater events since the marine park was mandated to ‘protect’ the Tallow Creek Special Purpose Zone in 2006.
Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. The recent fish kill in the Tallow Creek estuary highlights the problems that this Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoon (ICOLL) faces, the willingness of people to interfere with natural systems on their whims, and a callous disregard for the killing of hundreds of fish.
Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads. Byron Shire Council staffer Wayne Bertram has reported to the EPA that because the water level in Tallow Creek was lowered the water became deoxidized thus resulting in a significant fish kill.