We residents in the areas surrounding Splendour have endured another onslaught of sleepless nights, traffic jams and yobbos (male and female) littering the streets with their trash, faeces and used condoms.
In addition, we have had to put up with illegal camping and fires.
Complaints seem to be ignored or not adequately addressed by Splendour and the authorities. Ordinances and restrictions mean nothing.
We are told that Splendour brings great economic benefit to the shire. To whom? Pubs and booze outlets certainly. Not residents.
If mega festivals are of such value to the shire, why don’t our rates decrease now that festivals are becoming more and more numerous?
The alleged economic benefits come at a great cost to us residents. In all fairness, Splendour should share their immense profits with the community. I suggest a payment of $1,000 per ratepayer in compensation for the egregious (and illegal) disturbance of the peace and loss of amenities.
Norm Sanders, Ocean Shores