70-86 Lurline Street, Katoomba 2780

Blue Mountains Festival of Folk Roots & Blues - Limited licence - single function

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  1. ChrisCaines commented

    The Katoomba RSL club is frequently the subject of noise complaints by local residents to the police regarding the lack of soundproofing or acoustic treatment the club has when presenting live music as part of the business it runs. Bass and drums from the club are often clearly audible in private residences for hundreds of meters in all directions from the club "live room" which consists of temporary partitions and glass doors.

    During 2014 the RSL was sent a warning letter from the Blue Mountains City Council and was investigated by the NSW OLGR regarding noise complaints. It is not clear that the club has done anything in response to these complaints, letters and investigations.

    Here in this application the club is again presenting live music both indoors and outdoors late into the evening without recognising the impact this activity has on local residents. In addition to this, the proposed audience of over 4000 people is provided no parking (the RSL carpark is used as a stage venue) resulting in illegal and hazardous parking on surrounding streets.

    While residents of the neighbourhood very much support the Folk Roots & Blues Festival, the impact the activities of the RSL has on local residents needs to be addressed.

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