Re: [ksurf] Kiting BANNED at Bondi
- --- In email@example.com, "MrBonk" <mrbonk@m...> wrote:
> Hi Steve,who? Who
> This may sound like a silly question, but banned by
> is going to enforce/collect the fine? The only reason I ask isbecause the
> local council here have absolved themselves of ownership ofanything to do
> with the beach when we asked them about getting some of the rubbishin the
> water cleaned up. Is it different down there? Do your council layclaim to
> the beach etc?Hi Brenton
> (In Sunny Hervey Bay, QLD)
Waverly Council owns the beach. It employs Lifegaurds year round to
patrol the beach, and it has Rangers that back them up. If a kiter
refuses to obey either, then the police will be there in minutes,
large fines will be inflicted and kite gear will be confiscated,
I fully support these actions, if any kiter breaks the ban.
If the ban is lifted, strict conditions will apply.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve McCormack" <sydney@k...>
>I think you'll find that the Crown (ie the Australian government)
> Waverly Council owns the beach. It employs Lifegaurds year round to
"owns" the beach.
> patrol the beach, and it has Rangers that back them up. If a kiterFrom what I remember with the Coogee stunt kite flying ban, the police
> refuses to obey either, then the police will be there in minutes,
> large fines will be inflicted and kite gear will be confiscated,
couldn't do anything. They did get called on a few occasions and told
the council ranger there was nothing they could do, it's a council
bylaw not a law the police can enforce. Obviously I'm no lawer but I
also wonder if local council ranger have any legal right to take
property in cases like this. I'd very much doubt it, they certainly
couldn't take it permenantly that would be theft plain and simple.