Byron council investigating noise concern during festival
BYRON Shire Council will ask to meet with a State Department of Planning officer to discuss community concerns about noise level monitoring and management at the Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival site at North Byron Parklands in Yelgun.
The council voted last week to support the motion by councillor Basil Cameron to address concerns about noise monitoring and compliance of noise levels, voting to receive a report on discussions with the Department of Planning.
North Byron Parklands general manager Matt Morris addressed the council before the vote took place and said there had been "some deficiencies" in noise monitoring at the site during last year's festival but a new team and monitoring system were now in place.
The council also heard about safety concerns of residents in the shire's north, who had difficulty during festivals getting a phone signal due to increased mobile usage.