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Buskers get the green light

BUSKING will now be allowed in the Whitsundays.

Whitsunday Regional Council resolved yesterday to allow busking between 9am and midnight seven days a week.

Buskers must apply to Council for a permit and conditions will be imposed.

Yesterday's vote was 6-1 with only Cr Jennifer Whitney voting against the motion.

It was previously illegal to busk within the Council area.

Whitsunday resident Andrew Findlay has faced Proserpine Magistrate's Court twice in the past two years for illegally busking.

After being placed on a $150 bond for three months in February this year, Mr Findlay approached Council about changing the law.

Yesterday's motion was moved by Cr Jan Clifford and seconded by Cr Mark Gaudry.

Cr Mike Brunker spoke in favour of the motion.

“We might become the busking capital of the world,” he said.

The application fee for the annual busking permit is $50.

Some of the conditions of busking are a limit on the number of buskers in a certain area and gaining permission from surrounding businesses.


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