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Dan...
Posted: Monday, August 08, 2011 3:45:04 PM
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We urgently need you to help us keep music alive in our home of Byron Shire. The local council is trying to force an LEP amendment which would limit major music events over 6000 patrons and over two days' duration to only two a year.

The effect of this amendment would be to not only place North Byron Parklands (Splendour’s intended permanent home) at risk, it would also stifle the local music scene and creative industries as well as hampering economic activity and innovation in the Byron Shire. And it sends a message that Byron does not support music events. Which is just not true.

Council have already consulted the public about limiting major music events. Last year they had a six week public exhibition period for their Draft Events Policy, which placed severe limitations on events.

The majority of public submissions objected to this draft policy. Council also received a petition with 2054 signatures against the Draft Events Policy, stating:

“We, the undersigned, petition the Mayor and Councillors of Byron Shire Council to:
Amend your Draft Events Policy to allow for large events outside Byron township over the summer period, to allow for more than two large events annually and to also abolish the 16,500 cap on event capacity. Please consider our creative future. “

Even Council's own planning staff recommended against the policy.

Yet Byron Shire Council's report to State Government omitted the fact that the majority of public submissions opposed their policy. They further omitted the fact that their own planning staff opposed it.

Now they are trying to further limit events, specifically large music events, through another method, the LEP. They didn’t listen to the feedback from last year.

Please take a moment to send an email objecting to the LEP amendment. Submissions are due by 4:00pm on Thursday 18th August.


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izzy965
Posted: Monday, August 08, 2011 7:03:08 PM
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Dan... wrote:
From Splendour In The Grass...


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We urgently need you to help us keep music alive in our home of Byron Shire. The local council is trying to force an LEP amendment which would limit major music events over 6000 patrons and over two days' duration to only two a year.

The effect of this amendment would be to not only place North Byron Parklands (Splendour’s intended permanent home) at risk, it would also stifle the local music scene and creative industries as well as hampering economic activity and innovation in the Byron Shire. And it sends a message that Byron does not support music events. Which is just not true.

Council have already consulted the public about limiting major music events. Last year they had a six week public exhibition period for their Draft Events Policy, which placed severe limitations on events.

The majority of public submissions objected to this draft policy. Council also received a petition with 2054 signatures against the Draft Events Policy, stating:

“We, the undersigned, petition the Mayor and Councillors of Byron Shire Council to:
Amend your Draft Events Policy to allow for large events outside Byron township over the summer period, to allow for more than two large events annually and to also abolish the 16,500 cap on event capacity. Please consider our creative future. “

Even Council's own planning staff recommended against the policy.

Yet Byron Shire Council's report to State Government omitted the fact that the majority of public submissions opposed their policy. They further omitted the fact that their own planning staff opposed it.

Now they are trying to further limit events, specifically large music events, through another method, the LEP. They didn’t listen to the feedback from last year.

Please take a moment to send an email objecting to the LEP amendment. Submissions are due by 4:00pm on Thursday 18th August.



mmmm isnt the byron council run by a bunch of urban greenies? who would have thought a politician not listening to their constituants! i suppose at the end of the day they still get paid and to hell with the rest of us but what about the locals who might rely on funds coming into the area to stay afloat.. this would be a stupid decision by a bunch of stupids
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pod2006
Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 7:01:06 AM
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Bluesfest is synonymous with Byron Bay. It is symbiotic. Music is important to a place's culture- as was made apparent in Melbourne yesterday:
Live music rivals AFL for popularity in football-mad Melbourne, a new Victorian government report has revealed.The report has detailed the music scene's contribution to the state, and led the Baillieu government to change expensive new security requirements for live music venues.

The report found that the live music industry generated $501 million for the state, provided 17,200 full-time equivalent jobs...
Dan...
Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 5:12:46 PM
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pod2006 wrote:
Bluesfest is synonymous with Byron Bay. It is symbiotic. Music is important to a place's culture- as was made apparent in Melbourne yesterday:
Live music rivals AFL for popularity in football-mad Melbourne, a new Victorian government report has revealed.The report has detailed the music scene's contribution to the state, and led the Baillieu government to change expensive new security requirements for live music venues.

The report found that the live music industry generated $501 million for the state, provided 17,200 full-time equivalent jobs...


Yeah that report was interesting.

More info here http://themusic.com.au/newsletter/victoria-releases-major-report-on-live-music for those who haven't seen it.

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