Festival Organisers Trial Noise Control; Wall of Containers Set to Soak Up Sound from Big Music Event

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Byline: Anthea Gleeson anthea.gleeson@thechronicle.com.au

BEING within earshot of Easterfest is actually a good thing for Toowoomba father Will Grabham.

It saves him multiple trips to Queens Park to drop off his teenage children to the popular music event.

This week, Mr Grabham received a public notice in his letter box from the organisers of Easterfest outlining parking, traffic, car-parking and noise levels during the festival.

It is the first time organisers have distributed the letters to residents within a one-kilometre radius of the park. Many residents near the outdoor venue have complained about the noise coming from the festival in previous years.

aYou can hear it during the day, but it doesn't concern us in the evening,a Mr Grabham said.

Mr Grabham has lived in Bruce St for the past five years.

aIt does make it a bit hard for parking, but it is only for a couple of days a year,a he said.

Easterfest CEO Isaac Moody said event organisers worked in conjunction with the Toowoomba Regional Council to monitor noise levels on site and at nearby residential areas. …

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