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Restore Kitesurfing Access to Noosa's Open Beaches

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Created by laurie 2 months ago, 22 Mar 2019
laurie
WA, 3778 posts
22 Mar 2019 2:39PM
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www.change.org/p/noosa-council-restore-kitesurfing-access-to-noosa-s-open-beaches

From the Noosa Crew:

"Recent changes to local laws have inadvertently restricted kitesurfing access to a number of locations along Noosa's Open beaches between Sunshine Beach and Peregian Beach. This is due to Council including kitesurfing in the same category as powered vessels such as boats and jetskis.

This petition is to restore access by requesting that Noosa Council reclassify kitesurfing as a surf craft such as a surfboard, stand up paddle board etc as per AMSA (Australian Marine Safety Authority) classification.

Kitesurfing is an iconic local sport that began in Australia in the late 90's with Noosa being one of the first regions to adopt the sport. Kitesurfers who frequent the open beaches in this area are experienced and have operated without incident for the past 20 years. The community therefore requests that they be provided with the same access as in the past.

Kitesurfers, like surfboard riders and wave ski riders will still be required to remain outside the chequered flags on all open beaches, however they would like the same access and right of way that all other board sports currently have in these areas.

This reclassification will only apply to the open beaches between Sunshine and Peregian Beach, not Noosa Main beach or the current Surfing Reserve at Noosa Points where kitesurfing will remain prohibited.

The kitesurfing community is currently in consultation with the Noosa council Local Laws Dept who have advised that there is a clear path to amending the local law to restore past access, we just need your support to speed this process up and ensure that councillors vote in our favour to pass this recommendation.

This area is a world renown location for downwind kitesurfing and attracts tourist from all over the world to the Noosa region. Many kitesurfers have moved to the area just to take advantage of this pristine piece of kitesurfing paradise. Please help the local kitesurfing community regain the same right of access they have had for over 20 years, just the same as any other surf craft (surfboards, kayaks, waveskies etc) by signing this petition
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Sign the petition here:
www.change.org/p/noosa-council-restore-kitesurfing-access-to-noosa-s-open-beaches

lotofwind
NSW, 5040 posts
22 Mar 2019 6:02PM
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Signed.
Im sure this will get a flood of signatures.

toppleover
QLD, 1499 posts
22 Mar 2019 5:37PM
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Signed, hope we can save this epic down-winder.

dafish
NSW, 1344 posts
22 Mar 2019 6:49PM
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done

lotofwind
NSW, 5040 posts
22 Mar 2019 6:49PM
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After I signed it I saw an email from them saying there are other issues that need you help like removing Senator Fraser Anning.
So signed that one as well lol.

psychojoe
WA, 453 posts
22 Mar 2019 7:44PM
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Sure, I signed it. But I thought I paying KA was how I protect access to beaches.

lotofwind
NSW, 5040 posts
22 Mar 2019 10:47PM
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No, that money was for the beers at the meeting they had at the pub on Barmaid Topless Tuesday.

ummm,,,,, what ever that is????,,,,,, have never been,,,,,,,,,, or even know what tit is.....I mean...it is...

Weta
WA, 830 posts
22 Mar 2019 10:29PM
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Signed.

Only to stop Underoath and his pooh stance coming back to WA.

NathanG
NSW, 117 posts
23 Mar 2019 10:34AM
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Signed.

everyone should do the regular downwinder and bus ride back to the start with the welcoming local crew.

worth taking a holiday to Noosa just for this epic activity!

causehecan
2 posts
25 Mar 2019 6:19PM
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Devils advocate here
Its also due to countless kooks kiteing right thru flagged zones and swimmers when doing down winders.

bjw
NSW, 2673 posts
26 Mar 2019 7:54AM
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Signed

quikdrawMcgraw
1061 posts
26 Mar 2019 6:01AM
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Signed it, how big are these restricted areas?

Underoath
QLD, 2334 posts
26 Mar 2019 8:08AM
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Weta said..
Signed.

Only to stop Underoath and his pooh stance coming back to WA.


Oi.

Signed.

One this change in council policy occurs, we need to organise a massive down winder from Noosa to Cotton Tree!

Dl33ta
TAS, 459 posts
26 Mar 2019 4:15PM
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Classic Sunshine Coast council, too much money and time to come up with this crap. Signed. Hopefully commonsense prevails, that is a great run. Pretty sure it will be ignored by most hard core downwinders.

quikdrawMcgraw
1061 posts
26 Mar 2019 6:18PM
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Dl33ta said..
Classic Sunshine Coast council, too much money and time to come up with this crap. Signed. Hopefully commonsense prevails, that is a great run. Pretty sure it will be ignored by most hard core downwinders.


Noosa and peregian are not incorporated in the sunny coast anymore they have they're own council.
They broke away a good 5 yrs ago now.

Gateman
QLD, 260 posts
26 Mar 2019 8:27PM
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Looks like S-Bend to Currimundi run will have more kiters now LOL. They'll probably stay Mooloolaba instead of Noosa I reckon because it's closer to kite able beaches. Great way to drive away one sector of your primary industry Noosa.



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