Byron Councillors voted at last Thursday’s meeting to continue a trial of changed conditions at the shire’s only official nude beach at Tyagarah but emphasised there was no guarantee the beach would remain clothing optional long-term.
Wayne Penn, Binna Burra. Dogs and horses have more beach set aside for them in Byron Shire than naturists. With more than 40 kilometres of coastline, the council has designated just 800 metres for naturists – and with the nearest car park... Read More →
Bruce Clarke, Ewingsdale. Last Saturday at Tyagarah beach I observed police walking down the sand dunes to arrest a young couple and an older man just a few hundred metres north of the designated area, not for any alleged improper... Read More →
Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has described the police’s ‘zero tolerance’ of naturists as ‘excessive’. And a Byron Bay local, Maxine, says she will fight the $500 infringement she received at Tyagarah Tea Tree Lake a week ago.
Fifteen people have been arrested for being naked outside the signposted clothing-optional area at Tyagarah in under a fortnight, with just one couple allegedly exhibiting the ‘lewd behaviour’ that attracted police attention to the area in the first place.
Dean Jeffreys, Mullumbimby. News that police are fining people $500 for naked sunbathing at an isolated beach area show how much the police are wasting resources instead of looking after the community’s real needs. This victimisation is what happened 20... Read More →
Ali Leonard, Mullumbimby. Today I decided to visit Tyagarah to see if it is still the safe and beautiful place I remembered. 20 years ago I used to come here with my girl friends and we would swim in the... Read More →
Police say that they have seen a reduction in antisocial behaviour since Byron Shire Council erected signage at Tyagarah clothing-optional beach a month ago. To celebrate, the Byron Naturists group will hold a sports and social day on the beach this coming Sunday,
Tyagarah landowner Michael Hunter is testing the market by placing his landmark Buckleys Road property for sale with Sydney real estate firm Max Walls. Currently he has permission to develop it into a holiday park but is seeking to build 100-200 houses.
Gwen Gould, Tyagarah. I have been fence sitting on the matter of optional clothing at Tyagarah as I like to think we live in a free and open community and I did not want to see another restriction put on our... Read More →
Cr Sarah Ndiaye, Byron Shire Council. Nude ain’t rude – but unwanted sexual advances definitely are. I’d just like to say a huge thank you to all the people who emailed, called, wrote letters or turned up at the council chambers... Read More →
After complaints by members of the public regarding sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the Tyagarah Nature Reserve, police have commenced daily patrols of the area – and in the last week have arrested four men.
Byron Shire Council today resolved to continue to allow nude bathing on a reduced stretch of Tyagarah Beach, starting 200 metres south of Grays Lane and ending well north of Elements Resort.
Perverts! Sickos! The Tyagarah nude beach is being portrayed as a hotbed of deviance. Other voices need to be heard in this debate.
Debra Conomy, Towards Beach Safe Committee. Dear Councillors, We would like to make you aware of the The Towards Safe Beach Committee which was established earlier this year by local naturists and others to address offensive behaviour at the nude beach... Read More →
Anthony Pangallo, Skinners Shoot. I have lived in the Shire for 23 years. Council’s resolution of October 1998 was at the time a mere formality in designating an area for clothes-optional bathing in the Shire. Prior to this, it was always... Read More →
Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Paul Spooner takes the easy way out, proposing to cancel the clothing-optional beach near Grays Lane. But effort is needed to fix the issues there. If someone assaults a person at an AFL game the local... Read More →
The question of keeping a clothes-optional beach in Byron Shire is creating heated debate as the community looks for ways of creating a safe clothes-optional beach at Tyagarah.
Stuart Whelan, Publisher/Editor, TAN Magazine. I read with some concern Councillor Paul Spooner’s comments in The Echo that he plans to move a motion calling for the revoking of the clothing optional status for the section of the beach which... Read More →
Karen McLean, Mullumbimby. DJ of Myocum suggests we have a proper debate about the proposed removal of clothing optional status of Tyagarah Beach. A proper debate means from my understanding that each of us show a genuine willingness to listen... Read More →
DeeJay, Myocum. It is laudable that a certain councillor considers provision of a safe environment for all our residents to be a prime concern of council. His recent interview with the Echo suggests that the reports of two sexual assaults... Read More →
Landholders are being asked to become involved in a three-year program to control foxes and dogs in an effort to save coastal populations of koalas. The program will target land between the Pacific Highway and the Tyagarah Nature Reserve.
A bushfire in the Tyagarah Nature Reserve, between the beach and the tea tree lakes, has been brought under control but not before burning out about three hectares.