14 November, 2023
Rave party plan ends in fines
PLANS to hold a rave party in an area of State Forest near Kuranda have ended up in five people being fined.
Police alleged that three men, one teenage boy and one teenage girl were located at about 6pm in the State Forest on Black Mountain Road on 3 November, setting up DJ equipment, painting arrows on trees and setting up a camp site, allegedly to hold a ticketed rave party later that evening.
It is further alleged the group had already sold a number of tickets to potential attendees.
A 19-year-old Kewarra Beach man and a 17-year-old Redlynch girl were issued a $309 fine for conducting an organised event in State Forest without authorisation, as well as a $1,548 fine for interfering with forest products on State Forest reserve without authorisation.
A 32-year-old Moomin man was issued a $309 fine for conducting an organised event in State Forest without authorisation and a $154 fine for camping in State Forest without a permit.
A 19-year-old Kalunga man was issued a $309 fine for knowingly failing to comply with requirement contained in a regulation notice.
A 17-year-old Kuranda boy was issued a $464 fine driving a vehicle in a State forest without authority.