byron bay’s masterplan
Byron is buggered, this is a well known fact.
It was buggered from the moment the blubber factory laid rails on the pier to bring whale carcasses into their iron-roofed sheds. Then it was buggered for the second time when Walkers decided to use the same facilities to slaughter the cows and pigs raised by cattle farmers who blew in from Milton and all points south of Wollongong after the timber-cutters buggered the hinterland by cutting down the Big Scrub and clearing all the land.
This was after the local constabulary and their local helpers buggered it by laying bloody waste to the local tribes and claiming what belonged to them now belonged to themselves.
Nobody I know remembers little Ginty Marr who must have been taken by something big enough to bite hamburger sized chunks out of his tinny before it was washed ashore on Main Beach without him.
Nobody I know remembers the satisfying thunk of a NSW fist on a QLD jawbone at the Pier pub on Saturday nights – those days are gone.
But the problem remains.
This bloke: Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart.
Pic by young Ms Kirra Pendergast, daughter of Max who is closely related to The Big Stomper, a Lismore lass.
Mono is a convenor of an outfit called SOLAR – Save Our Local Community – Mono cares for Byron Bay. Mono is also a carpark enthusiast. He doesn’t like the plans to remove the carpark in front of the top pub at Byron.
Today’s Byron News (17 March 2016)
” .. we want to maintain it (the carpark) as a traditional Aussie surf carpark … we don’t want it to be a sterile, over designed place transplanted from somewhere else.”
See that strip of virgin sand and scrub behind old Mono there, stretching all the way down to Broken head – how good would that look if it was a ‘traditional Aussie surf carpark?’
Mono, my advice is to take a break son, get your head and sunglasses out of the local newspaper and catch a few more waves. Getting rid of that carpark might be the first step in fifty years in un-buggering Byron Bay.
The Byron Main Beach carpark.
Feel the traditional Aussie surf carpark serenity.