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‘Like animals in a zoo’: nude swimmers hit back at South Head proposal

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‘Like animals in a zoo’: nude swimmers hit back at South Head proposal

Nude bathing enthusiasts have slapped down a plan to build an elevated walkway through the clothing-optional Lady Bay beach near South Head, saying it will expose them like animals in a zoo.

The $80 million proposal, which would include a three-kilometre wheelchair accessible path through the national park, has been met with strong opposition by locals and nudists.

John, left, and a fellow nudist at Lady Bay beach.
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John, left, and a fellow nudist at Lady Bay beach.

London-based financier Angus Murray plans to transport tourists to the small headland via a private, ticketed ferry from Circular Quay. The plan would also refurbish the park’s eight heritage buildings and restore the war tunnels at Signal Hill Battery.

The hedge fund millionaire says he feels compelled to repay the environment after shooting African game earlier in his life.

In order to ensure the trail would be wheelchair accessible, Mr Murray said a 60-metre long elevated walkway would need to be constructed at Lady Bay beach, a popular destination for nude swimmers.

While Mr Murray said the walkway would include a “privacy screen,” some nude swimmers say it would wreck their privacy.

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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Original publication 18 October 2019

Posted on NatCorn 26th October 2019

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