Reinstall the shade cloth to protect the nesting turtles.

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WHAT KIND OF SELFISHNESS DESTROYS CHANCES OF TURTLE NESTING AT SHELLY BEACH? 

Wherever people live, work and play, nighttime lights follow.
Artificial lighting along the coast has wreaked havoc on sea turtles, which rely on subtle, nighttime lighting cues to deposit eggs on beaches and make it safely to sea as hatchlings.

That was the case at Shelly Beach.
So a solution was created to stop the main culprit, car headlights, from interfering with the turtles.

However, Council removed it on Friday 19th Dec.

WHY?
A very good question.
It is apparently due to an official complaint by a few house owners on William Street that overlook this stretch of beach.
Their complaint?
The fencing is an eye sore!!!

What in god’s name is wrong with people? This is a beautifully made structure and it means the turtles will come ashore in safety and lay their eggs.

The complaint was upheld (Why? Those people don’t own that strip of land, the dunes or the beach).

How selfish can you possibly get?

It beggars belief that in 2020, you would think that people would be more educated about things like Marine Conservation and the declining numbers of turtles. 

What sort of message is that sending?

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?
Has someone pulled some strings to get the fence removed?

Why should a handful of people get to decide the fate of the turtles!

WE THE PEOPLE, demand that the blackout fencing at Shelly Beach designed to protect nesting turtles from October to May, be reinstalled with immediate effect.

It is morally reprehensible that Council believes they should bend to the will of a few people, who apparently don’t like the shade cloth screening because it blocks their view of the ocean. This 180 degree back-flip is unacceptable.