By Guy Besley, Latitude Travel Services,
The Haunting of Oak Beach;
I am going to get political, well actually I’m not, but some people may take this as a political statement, but I assure you its not, nor is it a go at council. But I thought it worthy of comment as we are about to see the end of a great concept; the embracing of Halloween and a great deal of work applied to this concept by the Lavender’s.
What they have achieved with the haunting of oak beach at their property in Oak Beach was enjoyed by thousands and because of a bit of trivial red tape will be coming to an end, so why not at least use your democratic right and voice your opinion to help allow this great family event to continue for years to come!
This is not us pushing a statement or a view, just making the comment, so if you feel this event should continue for the communities benefit then go to this link and sign the petition. Of course I accept not everyone wants this event to continue, but that’s a matter for individuals to decide on and I don’t want to weigh into an argument on the topic, like I said, merely pointing out the position.
So here is the link, if you choose to use it https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/cairns-regional-council-remove-council-imposed-permit-requirements-for-the-haunting-of-oak-beach
And have your say!
“The Cairns Regional Council has required that the Haunting of Oak Beach comply with an Entertainment License / Permit which is not applicable to ‘private property’ where the property owner takes the full liability for such a venue. The laws, requirements, conditions, are ‘unreasonable’. Council requires that the permit must be approved prior to opening the ‘Haunt’ in 2013. Compliance is outside of our means and will result in the closure of the Haunting of Oak Beach. Closure harms the community. The Haunting of Oak Beach is fun for ‘Kids of All Ages’ and offers a ‘safe’ environment for ghouls, goblins and creatures of the night to experience Halloween without ‘roaming the streets’. Please be a part of the petition. A Ghoulish Thank you!”