Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Originals Hangs on; Organiser Hails People Power after Backdown

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Originals Hangs on; Organiser Hails People Power after Backdown

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Byline: Owen Jacques

LIKE a good rock and roll act, the Peregian Originals will continue rambling on.

Organiser Jay Brisoff will continue preparations for Sunday's event, complete with interstate acts, following a dramatic about-face by Sunshine Coast council to allow the event to run 24 times a year.

In a previous meeting, councillors backed a scheme to halve the number of events held at Peregian Beach Park.

The other half would have to be held elsewhere.

Between the two decisions, Mr Bishoff ran an online campaign through the event's Facebook page calling for supporters to contact the council.

Cr Russell Green yesterday spelt out his support for the event but not without conditions.

aIt's very much a process to ensure a community event survives,a Cr Green said.

aThe event will continue but they have a responsibility as does any event organiser.a

The concert has been criticised over noise, traffic and parking isues, and finishing times. …

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