'Vehicles' spotted on beach flare up contentious issue
THE presence of wind carts at Brooms Head beach over the weekend has caused some stir amongst residents.
Last September, Clarence Valley councillors voted to install an unlocked boom gate at the beach access near Lake Cakora, and restricting access to essential service vehicles, boat launching vehicles and emergency services.
However, on Sunday, two visitors driving wind carts along the beach were photographed by a concerned resident, prompting further discussion about what classified as a 'vehicle'.
A spokesperson from Clarence Valley Council said the wind carts didn't classify as a vehicle in this context.
"They don't fall under our vehicles on beaches policy," the spokesperson said.
"But if they are danger, perhaps through excessive speed, they could become an issue for police or the National Parks and Wildlife Service."
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