"Mate, this is central Byron Bay, Saturday night, what do you expect? We're dealing with a war zone."
Byron Police in response to complaints of anti-social behaviour from short-term visitors.
"The coastal tourist towns have been overhelmed. The entire nature of the towns has been changed.
Local residents have been marginalised. The schools have had their numbers and subject choices reduced.
There is no affordable housing and workers have been forced into long commutes..."
Thomas Tabart, resident and former Councillor - Byron
Testimony given to the NSW Parliamentary Hearing Committee into the Adequacy of Legislation Covering Short-Term Letting