Buffalo Club mob run wild at party ... again
ANOTHER wild celebration at the Buffalo Club hall in Mossman has turned into chaos on local streets.
Police said about 150 raucous partygoers spilled out onto the streets at midnight and could not be subdued until about 4am.
“The disturbance was so large that Port Douglas police were required to assist,” Senior Constable Matt Smith said.
The mysterious Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffalos owns the hall.
“The last three or four times the hall has been hired out there has been a similar series of events,” Sen Constable Smith said.
“It’s up to the Buffalo Club but it’s bringing a bad name to their organisation and police will be having discussions with them.”
The festivities turned sour when a 20-year-old man threw himself through a store window on Front St.
He also allegedly hurled a wheelie bin through another shopfront about 12.30am on Sunday.
“It’s lucky he didn’t die,” Senior Constable Matt Smith said.
“How he didn’t puncture or decapitate something is unbelievable when you see the jagged edges of the window.”
One woman has been charged with public nuisance and police expect to charge a number of other people with similar offences.
“These young people get drunk and walk up and down the street all night smashing windows and yelling and screaming,” a Front St resident said.
Earlier in the evening a 25-year-old man had to be restrained with capsicum spray after allegedly ripping off his shirt and threatening police at a disturbance in Middlemiss St, Mossman.
He was charged with public nuisance, obstructing police and possessing a drug utensil.
The man who allegedly damaged the Tropical Boost juice bar and Auto Pro windows was charged with two counts of wilful damage.
The Royal Antideliuvian Order of Buffalos could not be reached for comment. than it was to residents of Noosa or other “iconic” areas of Queensland.
“Noosa was one of three similar-sized councils that amalgamated. The mayor of the Sunshine Coast comes from Noosa,” he said. “We’ve got one councillor out of eleven in the CRC. It’s simply too soon to think about scrapping the iconic panel.”
Over the first two years of operation, the Douglas panel decided it would make the call in 31 per cent of all development applications relating to work in Douglas. However, as Mr Dobbs says, there have not been any major development applications brought to the panel in that time.
“Whether it’s because the panel exists, or because of the global financial crisis, we haven’t seen any controversial applications in the past two years,” he said. “We do see council approving some applications that leave us scratching our heads.”