City to bar noisy group

LOUD music from a private function held at Wanneroo Showground�s Margaret Cockman Pavilion on Friday night �shook windows� and disturbed sleep, residents say.

Police and the City of Wanneroo received complaints about the �disruptive� event, at which locals said music continued until 1am despite word the event was to finish at midnight.

City of Wanneroo community development director Fiona Hodges said bookings would not be accepted from this group in the future after they flouted noise conditions in their Condition of Hire contract.

Ms Hodges said Wanneroo safety patrol officers attended the showground four times, once to attend to a noise complaint where organisers complied with their request to turn the music down.

Senior Sergeant Craig Wanstall said Joondalup police received six calls complaining about the music, the first about 10.15pm and the last about 1am.

Chinter Street resident Shaun Hayes, who made calls to police and the City, said he and his partner had to work the next morning and were disappointed there had been no warning.

�When they had Jessica Mauboy do her concert down there, yeah, no worries,� he said.

�They sent out flyers saying there was going to be an event and there could be a bit of late noise. If they send out warnings, you�re prepared for it, that you�re going to have a sleepless night.

�But to not get any information and not know it was going on� I had to get up at 6am for work and I was buggered.

�The bass was that loud that it was actually rattling my front windows and I live about 1.5km away from it.�

He said even after rangers called back to say the music had been turned down, it was still too loud.

�I called the mayor�s office Monday morning and spoke to her secretary and said how disgusted I was and that I think they should be sending out apology letters to at least a 2km radius around Margaret Cockman Pavilion,� he said. �If they�re going to rent it out be honest; 11.30pm would be the latest they could have that music going to and they�d definitely have to monitor the bass coming out of there.�

Ms Hodges said the function was booked through the City�s facilities officers three weeks earlier, with the hirer submitting an application form, liquor licence and the signed Conditions of Hire contract.

A bond of $810 was paid and will be returned because it partly covered damage and no damage was caused to the facility.

She said the City had not had issues with events held at Margaret Cockman Pavilion before.