Festival noise concerns addressed
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, North Byron Parklands at Yelgun.
The council voted yesterday to support the motion by councillor Basil Cameron to address concerns about noise monitoring and compliance of noise levels at the festival site, voting to receive a report on discussions with the Planning Department.
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 the 2013 Splendour in the Grass but a new team and revised monitoring system were in place in time for the upcoming July music festival.
The council also heard the safety concerns of residents living in the north of the shire who had difficulty getting a phone signal during major festivals due to increased mobile phone usage and growing crowd numbers.
The council voted to "advise" the Department of Planning and Environment on "inadequacy" of telecommunications during major festival events.