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To: Sunshine Coast Council
Save Peregian Originals
Allow our twice monthly free concerts in the park outside the surf club to go ahead as they have been for 12 years. Council are trying to kill off the event due to a handful of complaints which have already been addressed. See http://www.facebook.com/PeregianOriginals & http://balimountainretreat.com/peregianoriginals/ for more info.
Why is this important?
Peregian Originals is an open air community event that celebrates original live music and brings the Sunshine Coast community together. These events are held on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the park located between the Peregian Surf Club and the beach.
PEREGIAN ORIGINALS IS CURRENTLY UNDER DIRECT ATTACK FROM SUNSHINE COAST COUNCIL. YOUR COUNCIL HAS TOTALLY IGNORED YOUR HUGE EFFORT TO EXPRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESERVING PEREGIAN ORIGINALS.
Once again – for the 4th time! – COUNCIL IS ACTIVELY MOVING TO DISMANTLE OUR EVENT. On August 23rd, their stated agenda is to ‘cut our event in half’. COUNCIL HAS REFUSED TO ISSUE OUR (12 YEARS RUNNING) ANNUAL PERMIT TO RUN 24 CONCERTS PER YEAR.
Peregian Originals will not grow healthily, will not survive, will end, under Council’s unjust directive. Our East Coast Originals President, Anita Sweeney, has gone to great lengths to make this, and so much more, very clear to Council. We have risen to meet all the extensive compliance regulations; Anita has submitted an 87 page Business Plan, as requested and pressed for by Council. And very recently, you THE PEOPLE have made yourselves very clear: WE WANT PEREGIAN ORIGINALS TO REMAIN, PRESERVED AS IS – WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT ACCEPT OUR COMMUNITY EVENT BEING ‘CUT IN HALF’, REDUCED TO 12 EVENTS PER YEAR. Council has totally ignored Anita, as they have the vast vast majority of citizens on the coast. You all expressed yourselves so beautifully, emphatically in support of one of the best community events on the continent. We feel Council’s behaviour here is entirely unacceptable.