Relocate the Caloundra Music Festival

Relocate the Caloundra Music Festival

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Shane Scriggins started this petition to Sunshine Coast Regional Council & Queensland Events and

The health of many Kings Beach residents and the sustainability of local businesses are suffering due to the Sunshine Coast Council's insistence on holding the Caloundra Music Festival for 4 days over the Queens Birthday Long Weekend in residential Kings Beach.

For the past 12 years Council has held the festival in the heart of Kings Beach and the concerns of local residents has fallen on deaf ears (literally). Not once, to the best of my knowledge has Council ever consulted residents about the event and actually listened to their concerns.

Councillors our concerns are real and genuine. Excessive noise, road closures, restricted access to parkland, drunken behavior, vulgar language and the unsightly conduct of youths urinating and/or defecating in neighboring gardens are common everyday occurrences.

There are some residents that are fortunate enough to be able to escape the weekend mayhem and choose to relocate for the entire 4 days. For those not so fortunate we are forced to suffer in silence. Those that cannot escape the festival are generally the elderly, the infirm, families with young children, the socially disadvantaged and those with chronic medical conditions.

I choose to telephone Council on Friday 4 October to complain about the excessive noise, only to receive a telephone call on Wednesday 9 October, following the festival. Not good enough Councillors or you Mr Mayor! With an election in March 2020, you had better be ready to fight candidates that will seek election on this issue alone!

We the residents demand that the Sunshine Coast Council relocate the Caloundra Music Festival to a more suitable and appropriate location (i.e. Corbald Park, Quad Park (where Elton John is playing next year) or the football fields adjacent to Arthur Street. 

We the residents of Kings Beach demand the same rights (peace and enjoyment) as of those experienced by every other resident living in Caloundra.

I care about this issue because I live here on Kings beach, I suffer from a debilitating ear condition (Tinitus), I also know of families with young children that are no longer choosing to come to Caloundra for the school holidays, local businesses are suffering as a result of the road closures, the inconvenience, loss of business and in accessibility to critical walk by traffic. Wheres the fair go!

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