Illegal camping impacts on public health as well as our urban and natural environments.
What we find with a significant number of illegal campers is they often leave their mess behind, setup make-shift kitchens in parks and on footpaths and use the area as a toilet as well.
Our staff have had to clean up faeces, toilet paper, domestic waste, tents and furniture.
When there is illegal camping in our town centre car parks, it limits access for our street cleaning machinery which results in litter being blown around. Our street cleaner is often blocked in the Byron Main Beach car park, a sensitive area adjacent to the Cape Byron Marine Park.