Imminent closure of Tyagarah Nude Beach, Byron Bay
URGENT IMMINENT CLOSURE OF TYAGARAH BEACH. October 19, 2017
Byron Shire Cr Paul Spooner (Country Labor) has announced his intention to PERMANENTLY REVOKE the designation of Tyagarah as a clothing-optional beach on the back of some complaints about inappropriate sexual behaviour.
The motions will go before councils next meeting on OCTOBER 19 there is no time to lose!
Tyagarah is the ONLY legal nude beach for 3,000 kilometres.
Four years ago, Cr Spooner put his name to a motion committing council to FIND ALTERNATIVE SITES for a clothing optional beach in a less isolated area BUT NOTHING WAS EVER DONE!
Council has also NEVER erected any SIGNAGE highlighting penalties for sex offences or even indicating the start and end of the beach.
Most people DONT EVEN KNOW where the legal nude beach begins and ends!
Now, with virtually NO NOTICE, Cr Spooner wants to close the beach and make it a POLICE MATTER.
This means naturists will become LAW BREAKERS by Tyagarah it or any other beach in Byron Shire.
If you are caught, expect to be told to SHOW PHOTO ID, GET DRESSED AND GO HOME (as now happens elsewhere in Byron).
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Attend the Nude Olympics at the Belongil end of the beach tomorrow, October 7, from 10am (entrance adjacent to Elements Resort). A show of numbers is vitally important.
Sign the petition to keep the beach open that will be circulating.
Volunteer, if you have time, to collect signatures and leaflet vehicles at Grays Lane car park.
Attend the council meeting on October 19.
Keep checking this page for further updates (online petition to follow on Monday 9th, but hard-copy signatures are vitally necessary)