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One resident's noise over the Jetty Carnival

RESIDENTS of the Jetty area have received a flier in their letter boxes about the noise created by the yearly Jetty Carnival.

Brodie Drive resident Robyne Bunter has been raising issues about the noise of the carnival since 2006 but to no avail.

“As years have gone by, they've gotten louder,” Mrs Bunter said. This year, Mrs Bunter is taking a different approach to getting help with her noise complaints by appealing to the community for help.

On the day of printing a Letter to the Editor in the Coffs Coast Advocate and handing out the fliers, Mrs Bunter received 13 phone calls of support from other residents in the Jetty area. Although some residents do think the complaints aren't legitimate.

“I live about 150 metres from there, and if they think there's a problem with noise they should get a life,” one resident said.

Mrs Bunter has raised her issues with the carnival organisers and Coffs Harbour City Council. She said that Luke and Chris Hennessey are always polite but there is no difference in the noise levels.

The Council have received a couple of other complaints as well.

“We have spoken to the carnival and will continue to monitor the situation,” a council spokeswoman said.

Carnival organiser Luke Hennessey has stated that other than Mrs Bunter there have been no other direct complaints about noise.

“Our lines for communication are always open,” Mr Hennessey said.

“We don't want to be a pest to anyone. We abide by all regulations.”

He has invited community members to provide any feedback about the carnival by contacting him on 0427 141 690.



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