Festival rejected as 'too noisy'

A THREE-day small-scale music festival proposed at a Goomburra property was rejected after the council decided the event would have too big of an impact on the surrounding area.

An application submitted by Silverspur Pastoral for three one-day music festivals was previously approved, but the applicants applied for the one extended event.

Mayor Peter Blundell said he wasn't in favour of "music festivals in that part of the world".

"My opinion hasn't changed. My personal view is I would not be in favour of it," he said.

Cr Glynn Rees agreed.

"It may not be doof doof, but the way the fall of the land ... I am concerned, the sound up there does travel," he said.

"I have been to a concert there … it is three days and people do live up there for a reason."

Council refused the application based on the potential impact the three-day event would have compared to three single-day events. Councillors expressed concerns about noise.

The recommendation for refusal was carried, giving as a reason, "such impacts would not be compatible with the amenity and environmental qualities of the Goomburra Valley and would be excessive compared to the existing approved use".

Crs Vic Pennisi and Cameron Gow voted against the recommendation.



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