Remove buskers from shopping centres

Principal Petitioner Tom Finn, Ashgrove
Date Closed Sun, 31 Dec 2017 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 5 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Council the increasing number of buskers, ticket sales, Greenpeace and general hawkers etc. at the entrances (or in Woolworths case, escalators) of our shopping centres in Ashgrove. We all spend more than enough money on groceries, we do not need to be hawked on our way in or out. Wether you decide to distribute funds to these people or not, i find them an inconvenience as I’m sure many others do.

Your petitioners therefore request that you have strict allocated times for these people or you remove them all together. The Queen Street mall is four kilometres away, maybe provide them with a bus subsidy? I speak for the people of Ashgrove when I say, we have had enough. We want our quiet shopping centre entrances back.

Council response

I refer to your petition requesting tht Council remove buskers from shopping centres in Ashgrove.

Your petition has been investigated and it was considered by Council at its meeting held on 20 March 2018. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the information below.

Concerns regarding activities carried out at privately managed premises, such as shopping centres, should be directed to the relevant centre management or Queensland Police Service. In circumstances where the activity is carried out on Council land, such as a mall or Council road, and there are concerns regarding public safety or access, Council will respond to investigate these matters.

Council officers will generally educate the person on the requirements of the Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014 in relation to safety, obstruction of footways and depositing articles on Council land, and may take appropriate enforcement action where required. This allows Council officers to ensure public safety is upheld.

Thank you for taking time to contact Council with your concerns.