Easterfest noise concerns loud and clear, says council

RANDOM noise monitoring will occur during Easterfest to ensure any noise issues are addressed.

Toowoomba Regional Council Tourism and Events chairman Cr Geoff McDonald said the council had worked closely with the event organisers to ensure the public comment had been acted upon.

"The management of sound, noise and a range of other conditions have been imposed on the management of Easterfest giving consideration to the local community and to the visitors," Cr McDonald said.

"Noise monitoring at Easterfest will occur randomly and in response to complaints received throughout the event at both front-of-house locations and residential locations.

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"During the event, council will monitor sound levels to assess if the event is operating within the approval conditions. If not, the appropriate action will be taken."

Cr McDonald said that the Parks and Recreation Services had issued an approval for Easterfest for the operation of a temporary entertainment event.

"The conditions imposed are consistent with a high quality event of this nature and should not unreasonably impact the surrounding community. The conditions are set so that there is still reasonable acoustic quality for attendees of the event.

"The Toowoomba region is fortunate to host the high quality event of Easterfest in Queens Park again this Easter.

"The event attracts thousands of visitors to the region with the economic spin-off welcomed by our business community."

He advised that noise concerns be directed to Easterfest on 4632 0474 or a complaint lodged with the Toowoomba Regional Council on 131 872.

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