POLICE EYE BUSH RAVE
7000 INVITED TO BUSH RAVE
POLICE are threatening to shut down a public party in Shalvey, with more than 850 people set to attend the event in bushland this Saturday night.
The event, dubbed “Project S” has gone viral on Facebook with more than 7000 people receiving invitations to the open group.
Organisers have also boasted it will be the “biggest party ever, laser lights big speakers and massive fire, lots of space – it will go off” and about a makeshift boxing ring which has been erected for “oneon-ones (fights)” only.
However, the event is to be held in a bushfire-prone area behind Freya Crescent in Shalvey, and with temperatures set to reach 33C on Saturday, Mt Druitt police have expressed safety concerns for attendees.
Detective Inspector Dave Goddard has warned people there will be a high police presence.
“The unsanctioned event is in a remote location with no facilities and is a bushfire-prone area,” he said. “We will take appropriate action against anyone who chooses to commit crime, or behave in an offensive manner.”
POLICE are threatening to shut down a Christmas rave party – set to rival Corey Worthington’s infamous 2008 bash – to be held this weekend in Shalvey bushland.
More than 7000 people have been invited to the free party via Facebook and almost 900 are already listed to attend. The party has been dubbed “Project S” by its organisers.
Police and parents have spoken of the safety concerns surrounding the party, which is set to be held in bushland behind Freya Crescent in Shalvey, this Saturday night.
It is illegal to hold an event on public land and anyone attending could be trespassing.
The Facebook page, which has gone viral, says it will be “Shalvey’s Biggest Open Christmas Party (Project S)”. Organisers state it would be the “biggest party ever, laser lights, big speakers and massive fire, lots of space - it will go off”.
One of the organisers also posted a photo of what appears to be a designated fight ring with the caption, “The ring is set okay everyone, one-on-ones only”.
Hundreds of people listed to attend have commented on the group’s Facebook event page.
One user Sami Byrne said: “… Corey Worthington thought his party was crazy, ain’t got s--- on this Shalvey party.”
Other users were more apprehensive.
“With the amount of people getting added … it will end up getting shut down,” said Sky Whiteside.
Parents have expressed concern after their children were invited to the party, with one mother, who asked to remain anonymous, saying she was worried for her family’s safety.
“I am concerned for my family that live close to where the party is being held. I am concerned for my children and other children’s safety,” the woman said. “These types of parties need to be shut down before they can escalate.”
Mt Druitt crime manager Dave Goddard said the event would be heavily policed.
“Police are encouraging people not to attend the public event at Shalvey due to safety concerns,” he said.
“A high-visibility police operation will be in place, involving officers from Mt Druitt LAC and other sections of the NSW Police Force. Police will be targeting illegal drug use and supply, underage drinking, alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour.”
A photo of what appears to be a makeshift fighting ring posted on Facebook.