Anzac Day two-up celebration CANCELED after killjoy neighbors complain about the noise
- The Sydney bar faced noise complaints during Anzac Day events
- The owner had to cancel the highly anticipated two-up event
- She fears that the bar will go bankrupt if the municipality receives complaints
A Sydney bar has had to cancel its two-for-one event for Anzac Day after angry neighbors complained about the noise.
The Great Club in Marrickville, in the inner west of the city, had to cancel the highly anticipated event after locals reported the location to the council.
The Inner West council proposed a mediation session between counterparties. When that failed, however, bar owner Alison Avron was forced to hire a lawyer.
Ms Avron says Anzac Day celebrations have been canceled out of fear she could go out of business if the council receives more complaints and the bar loses more customers.
“We are legally allowed to hold (events) and we had some events, alcohol sponsored events,” Ms Avron told A current situation.
“Which means they’re not going to complain again at a big event where it’s going to be noisy. It’s two-on-one, you know?’
Bar owner Alison Avron says Anzac Day celebrations have been canceled out of fear she could go out of business if the council receives more complaints and the bar loses customers
“I just want them to stop. I want them to stop complaining. I’m giving other people a beautiful moment to share with their community, so that’s why it’s so frustrating that these few people are causing such a stir.
“I just can’t afford another complaint from this person. It will bankrupt me.”
The council has helped the venue tick off compliance requirements for future gigs, with Ms Avron saying the bar is legally allowed to hold events in the car park.
The two-up event would have been the first since Mrs Avron took over the bar during the pandemic. She is “sad and disappointed” that it had to be demolished.
“The Great Club has been a beacon to the community in a post-Covid and during-Covid time. We brought people together,” she said.
An irate neighbor told an A Current Affair reporter, “I don’t like people, so get out mate. I’m letting my dog go.’
An irate neighbor (pictured) told an A Current Affair reporter: ‘I don’t like people, so get out mate. I let my dog go’
While some neighbors are dissatisfied with the noise from Mrs. Avron’s venue during certain events, others rush to the bar’s defense.
“The whole idea behind Anzac Day is to celebrate people who fought for our freedom. So the fact that people are trying to take that away from the wider community doesn’t sit well with me,” one resident said.
‘It’s a day job. I don’t see why anyone would object,” another wrote.
The Inner West Council released a statement saying there was no problem with an Anzac Day event at the club.
She said she was forced to cancel her bar’s Anzac Day parties out of fear she would go out of business if more complaints were made.
A spokesman said: ‘We want to make it clear that there is no obstacle to the event taking place on ANZAC Day.
“Today the Council has contacted the owner of the Great Club with an offer to help with any concerns she may have about the event.
“We will continue to work with and support the Great Club through our Good Neighbor Policy, with a scheduled meeting with the owner scheduled for Monday to resolve any issues.
“We have also informed the owner that there is no compliance or legal action being taken by the council against the site.
“After a number of events held at the club in late 2022 that did not comply with the club’s licence, complaints were received from neighbours. All events since then have been consistent.”