A letter writer has complained after copping a $250 parking fine at Byron Bay’s famous lighthouse.
A letter writer has complained after copping a $250 parking fine at Byron Bay’s famous lighthouse.

Welcome to Byron Bay, now pay a $250 parking fine

ON our first visit to Byron Bay our family found our way into the town centre and then paid for some parking and had a bit of a look around.

We then decided to head to the local lighthouse we had heard about.

We followed the signs until we came to to what looked to us as the place to walk up to the lighthouse.

It was hard to find a park and we looked at the different signs e.g; no parking and also another sign that said no stopping.

We were confused because we had never seen a no stopping sign before. However there were others parked in the no stopping area so we assumed it must just mean don’t stop on the road here because you will hold up traffic.

We parked behind two other parkers who were in the no stopping area and went for a walk up to the lighthouse. We left our 15-year-old son in the car because he didn’t want to come.

When we nearly reached the lighthouse we got a phone call from our son saying that a man had just given us a parking ticket and it was $250.

Suddenly we lost interest in the lighthouse and headed back to our car and our fine. I have contacted the council about it but they are not interested.

Owen Deakin,

Moore Park Beach.



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