COMMUNITY EVENT SITE AT THE TYAGARAH TEA TREE FARM SITE GETS APPROVED AT BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL ORDINARY MEETING YESTERDAY (25.2.16)

An ordinary meeting was held at Byron Shire Council Chambers yesterday, Thursday 25th February, and one of the items on the agenda was the application for additional events to be held at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm Community Event Site (the home of Bluesfest).

Byron Shire councillors gave a unanimous vote of approval for additional events to be held at the site with a number of conditions to be met. 

The approval allows for an extension of the current use of the site for 100 days of events up to 2,000 people attending. 10 days of events up to 15,000 people attending and 10 days up to 25,000 people attending including Bluesfest.

The small events will be primarily for community use, such as farmers markets and wedding receptions in the functions building that will be built as a result of the approval. It will also allow the site to hold the Boomerang Indigenous Festival, once it becomes a stand-alone event.  Furthermore Peter Noble and his team can now work on attracting one day concerts to the site.

CONSULTING TOWN PLANNER DAMIAN CHAPELLE FROM NEWTON DENNY CHAPELLE REPRESENTING PETER NOBLE SAID: 

“The assessment of the events application was exhaustive and ensured all matters associated with noise, traffic and the environment were addressed in the public interest.”

TYAGARAH TEA TREE FARM COMMUNITY EVENT SITE MANAGER, PETER NOBLE SAID:

“Today Byron Shire Council gave a unanimous 8/8 councillor vote to the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm community event site to do additional events.  Although we didn’t get everything we wanted from Byron Council today, and are a little disappointed, we did get an approval where we have certainty in our future and now we can make the decisions to invest in infrastructure so that our site becomes a professional event site for community use.

The fear from our neighbours that we may have wanted to do another major festival on the site was addressed by council in a manner that met our approval, and seemingly those in attendance at council chambers.  It is not likely that there will be any new events for some time to come. First we will build the infrastructure so that there is a functions centre on site, as well as in time, permanent shower and toilet facilities and food and beverage areas. We would like to see our site be used by the community for functions, including wedding receptions and other community events.

We also received an approval to do one day concerts, as well as one more festival which we intend to be the Boomerang Festival, Byron’s Indigenous event, which we are passionate about. 

I would like to thank Mayor Simon Richardson and every councillor as well as our local community who supports us. And further we look forward to creating more employment in the creative industries in the Byron area.”

2016 BLUESFEST BYRON BAY INFORMATION
The 27th Annual Bluesfest will be held over Easter (Thu 24 March–Mon 28 March 2016) at its own community event site just outside of Byron Bay.

BLUESFEST 2016 ARTISTS

CONTEMPORARY
KENDRICK LAMAR
THE NATIONAL • D'ANGELO
NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS • CITY AND COLOUR
THE DECEMBERISTS • THE CAT EMPIRE
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL • COLD WAR KIDS
HIATUS KAIYOTE • ALLEN STONE • MODEST MOUSE
ELLE KING • GRACE POTTER • JEFF MARTIN (THE TEA PARTY)
NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE
VINTAGE TROUBLE • BLACKBERRY SMOKE • HOUNDMOUTH
LUKAS NELSON AND PROMISE OF THE REAL • LORD HURON
KALEO • DUSTIN THOMAS • HARTS • SAHARA BECK
LEGENDS
BRIAN WILSON 
performs
 'PET SOUNDS' • TOM JONES
THE MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND 
feat. RICK VITO
UB40 
feat. 
ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO & MICKEY VIRTUE
JACKSON BROWNE • MELISSA ETHERIDGE
GRAHAM NASH • TAJ MAHAL • STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES
RICHARD CLAPTON • RUSSELL MORRIS • CHAIN
THE WAILERS • THE RESIDENTS
THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA • ARCHIE ROACH
BLUES and ROOTS
JOE BONAMASSA • TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND
JASON ISBELL • RHIANNON GIDDENS
THE WORD • THE SELECTER
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS
ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES • SHAKEY GRAVES
KAMASI WASHINGTON • LUCKY PETERSON • TWEEDY
PLAYING FOR CHANGE BAND • BACKSLIDERS
TEX PERKINS & THE APE • JANIVA MAGNESS • SONGHOY BLUES
EUGENE 'HIDEAWAY' BRIDGES • IRISH MYTHEN • DIGGING ROOTS
FANTASTIC NEGRITO • ASH GRUNWALD • BLIND BOY PAXTON
CON BRIO • MIKE LOVE • THE BROS. LANDRETH
KIM CHURCHILL • SHOOGLENIFTY • MOJO JUJU
FRAZEY FORD • MARSHALL OKELL • EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS
RAW EARTH • PIERCE BROTHERS • THE MASTERSONS
WARDS XPRESS • HUSSY HICKS • STEVE SMYTH
EAST JOURNEY
 
BOOMERANG FESTIVAL 

DANCE - MUSIC - HEALING
TALKS & IDEAS
 
 

All 5, 3 and 1 day festival and camping tickets are selling fast and are on sale throughwww.bluesfest.com.au or phone the office on 02 6685 8310.

Tickets are also available through Moshtix www.moshtix.com.au and Ticketmasterwww.ticketmaster.com.au.

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