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February 27, 2021

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Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson appears to be absorbed by the needs of festival operators to the total exclusion of the community.

It’s a shame he had to wait at Yelgun for an hour and a half before getting into Splendour but there’s no thought for the community snarled up in traffic jams for hours on end as they attempted to go about their business.

One assumes that the festival operators read the weather forecasts and that they must have known the extent of rain, which has been pouring on Byron Shire for weeks on end.

They must have known that local traffic needed to be able to conduct its daily business.

Byron Shire is becoming the playground for wealthy festival owners who believe, apparently, that they can do what they like and if the community doesn’t like it they can go to hell.

Money talks and democracy has no place.

As for the ‘Green Mayor’, he should take a flight over the Splendour site and check out the rubbish left by all those ‘environmentally concerned’ festivalgoers.

Sue Arnold, Ocean Shores


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  1. The festival site is poorly chosen and was unsuitable for the scale of the event. The objections of the locals were well founded but were overlooked in the haste to make megabucks. Now we also have the Falls new years boozeathon to look forward to.The local environment is to be trashed in the name festival cash.


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