A photo published on the North Coast ABC website showing flooding at the Yelgun site is incorrect, says the North Parklands public relations officer.
The ABC subsequently added a clarification to the picture, saying, ‘North Byron Parklands objector Chris Cherry showed this photograph at a public meeting, saying it was taken from Wooyung Rd looking towards the camping area of the proposed event site. However, North Byron Parklands spokesman Mat Morris and several Ocean Shores residents deny this photograph is of the festival site. They say it was taken elsewhere in the region. (Chris Cherry – Submitted).’
Last week Mr Morris admitted that parts of the site earmarked for car parking were under water during the recent floods but added that the organisation would have 48 hours’ notice of any likely inundation.
The media spokesperson also denied TV Prime news reports that the site would host ‘raves and doofs’.
‘Chris Cherry said that we said that was what our minor events (under 300 people) are for. This is just not true.’
In Laura Jan Shore’s letter yesterday, she named a fireman who spoke at the Ocean Shores hearing last week as Chris Cherry. He is Chris Cooney.