Anu headlines evening concert
MY Island Home singer Christine Anu will perform at Claremont Park on November 7.
Town of Claremont councillors voted 5-4 to approve the $8000 community concert A Night on Bay View, sponsored by the Western Suburbs Weekly, at a meeting this month.
Mayor Jock Barker said it was a “special evening” for residents to catch up with family and friends.
Cr Alastair Tulloch voted against the concert, saying it was not for Claremont to support all of the western suburbs.
“We should use (funding) for multiple small concerts, not a concert we were told will attract 5000 people,” Cr Tulloch said.
“I believe it’s not responsible spending of council money.”
Deputy Mayor Bruce Haynes said an un-ticketed event in a public space was “the definition of an out-of-control party”.