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Perth’s Claremont Council Vote To Take Legal Action Against Soundwave

Written by Marc Zanotti on May 16, 2012

Back in March Music Feeds reported on Claremont Council’s decision to try and block festivals like Soundwave and Big Day Out from occurring at Claremont Showground in the future.

The move to ban such events comes despite the Royal Agricultural Society, who lease the grounds, campaigning to bring Big Day Out back to Claremont Showgrounds after the music festival was relocated to Victoria Park this year.

At the time, WA Today published that Claremont Mayor Jock Barker told the council that issues of noise and behaviour had become an increasing concern in regards to music festivals.

“Despite the best efforts of the staff to work with the RAS (Royal Agricultural Society), promoters and other authorities the fact remains the impact on Claremont residents is unacceptable and is not getting any better”, Mr Barker said.

“It’s not just about the noise, it’s about the trashing of the town. We all like music, I grew up with rock and roll, but if people behaved themselves, and noise conditions weren’t breached, you wouldn’t hear a peep out of anybody”, he said.

In further developments, The Music Network reported that Claremont Council members have unanimously voted to take legal action against Soundwave’s WA promotoer Chris Knight and his company Altered State for alleged breaches of sound levels.

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