Arguably, the unrestricted parking, unrestricted launching, kayak washing facilities and general amenities (including access to friendly fish-holders) at Middle Groyne are some of the greatest assets accessible to Noosa Yakkers.
While there has been no lasting restriction to our access to Middle Groyne facilities in the decade or so we've been using them, we would be foolish to disregard the possibility that things could change for the worse. We would also be foolish not to do everything we can to make sure that Noosa Council, the beach authorities and the Noosa community perceive our little group of kayak fishers as being not only an interesting facet of the local beach/ocean culture but also exemplary users of the facilities the authorities freely provide at significant cost to their tight budgets.
All Noosa Yakkers need to understand that the Main Beach area has special status as a Bathing Reserve and is controlled by Noosa Council, and that the Council's authorised representative in the Bathing Reserve is the Patrol Captain of the Noosa Council-funded lifesaving service.
How can we maintain and even improve our present high status as valued members of, or visitors to, the local community? In addition to becoming a tourist attraction (which some might say we already are), there are a few small things we can do at no cost to ourselves. Generally observing these relatively minor and everyday courtesies is a no-brainer for Noosa Yakkers.