The sight of Granit Bay in Noosa defaced by human messages has incensed many in Noosa.
The sight of Granit Bay in Noosa defaced by human messages has incensed many in Noosa.

Defaced beauty spot sparks anger

A LOCAL national park activist has highlighted the mass “violation”of Noosa’s Granite Bay beach that is spoiling its natural beauty.

Dennis Massoud posted before and after photos of the bay after an assault of sand messages that virtually covered the beach.

Mr Massoud has sent out a thank you to those who are keeping a daily eye on this isolated beach but said there is still more work to do after the beach clean up.

“Noosa National Park is the most visited national park in Australia with the least amount of protection,” he said.

“If anyone has some free time to monitor this behaviour on a daily basis ... take photos of culprits where possible and disassemble the graffiti, until policing and more protection is put in place.

“Unfortunately humanity has many ugly sides. The major one is marking our territory or humanisation of everything we touch.

“National parks need rigorous protection.”

This brought an offer of help from the Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club with president Ross Fisher posting: “I am sure that our members who are around these beaches on a daily basis either paddling or surfing can assist with stopping, preventing or reporting these inconsiderate actions.“

Mr Massoud’s Facebook post attracted more than 340 comments including Simon Duckworth’s post: “About as pleasing on the eye as a human body covered in DIY tattoos.”

Rod Peterson said: “Well done for cleaning up the disrespectful crap that was done to an ancient meeting place and the most beautiful place for all of our generations to enjoy! Leave it the way the ocean does! The way it’s meant to be! Enjoyed and untouched!”

Bernard Jean said: “These ugly graffitis that could be compared to dogs peeing to mark their territory had to be removed. Granite beach looking beautiful again.”

Not everyone agreed with one person labelling Mr Massoud as head of Noosa’s “fun police”.


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