A Wilsons Creek man has been fined $1,000 after hosting a doof last month that had up to 1,500 more guests than the current health restrictions allow.
The man has been issued the infringement notice for ‘Not Comply Noticed Direction, Sect 7/8/9 (Covid 19).’
The unauthorised party, which was held on Saturday 4 July 2020 at Wilsons Creek, attracted an estimated crowd of 1000-1500 attendees.
Following numerous community complaints regarding the illegal gathering in contravention of the NSW Health Minister’s Public Health (COVID-19) Directions, officers from the Tweed-Byron Police District attended the remote location about 3am on Sunday 5 July 2020.
Following an investigation, officers from Tweed-Byron Licensing Police identified a male who attended Byron Bay backpacker hostels prior to 4 July 2020 promoting the event.
Last Friday, August 14, police issued a 50-year-old Wilsons Creek man who is the owner of the property where the event occurred, with the $1000 infringement notice for ‘Not Comply Noticed Direction, Sect 7/8/9 (Covid 19).’
The public is reminded that parties on private properties are limited to a maximum of 20 guests (excluding those people who reside at the location).
Inquiries are continuing with Byron Shire Council regarding further breaches relating to this party.
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