Article here: Coroner asks Victor Harbor Council to consider closing Petrel Cove and Depledge Beach
Good to see the mayor is using common sense..
"Victor Harbor Mayor Graham Philp said he understood a need for further protection measures but future swimmers at the beaches also needed to take responsibility for their own safety."
Ridiculous.... The nanny state tentacles continue to reach out... It starts with killing great whites... Next it's trying to close beaches "for our own safety".... In 30 years time, you'll have to be a "registered surfer" or registered swimmer, unless you follow the strict rules of bathing in a designated area.... You already need a licence to go fishing in NSW.... Due to work health and safety, beachside resorts will have council enforced swimming zones netted off, with a lifeguard of course.... It's the next logical step.... For your own safety of course.......
2025 - Don't drink on the beach... Don't smoke for heaven's sake ( even if you bring your own ashtray), don't throw a frisbee or play beach cricket cos you might hurt someone, we'll test the temp' in your esky to make sure it complies with temp' standards ( hate to see you get food poisoning), headphones must be worn if playing music......All bathers are compulsorily sprayed with spf50 by the contracted "skin cancer avoidance officer" (good contract, that one).....
Most important thing, though..... Have fun..... :)
there has been signs about people dying at that beach for a very long time, maybe not the visually polluting nanny state signs they have recently installed but signs nonetheless.
you're a bit out of touch with your nanny state rant sheepdog, many alcohol free beaches in SA already and I'm pretty sure sydney beaches are already smoke free. alcohol free beaches are an attack on australian culture I reckon
Well... I am in tassie at the mo' sypkan.... We still have bonfires on the beach down here lol
Same here on the right beach.
Big ones that you can cook a whole pig on;)
Drink alcohol and smoke anything you want.
You can't drown either, unless you can't swim, which IMO is probably the biggest problem!