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Residents take Luna Park to court

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/residents-take-luna-park-to-court/2007/06/05/1180809467892.html

Leonie Lamont
June 5, 2007 - 9:54AM

The operators of Luna Park have pledged to "aggressively defend" the fun park against legal action by some of its neighbours, who want compensation and a permanent ban on "thrill rides".

In the NSW Supreme Court, seven residents, and millionaire property developers Stanley and John Roth, are suing Luna Park Sydney Pty Ltd and Metro Edgley, claiming misleading and deceptive conduct under the Trade Practices Act.

Their solicitor, Peter Wise, said his clients did not oppose Luna Park's existence, nor the children's playground situated below their properties in Glen Street, Milsons Point.

"Our case is there were assurances there'd be a children's playground to the north of Coney Island. No one objected, people thought it would be a great idea. They bought properties on that basis and developed on that basis - and when Luna Park [re]opened they got a big fright," he said outside court.

Instead, he said, loud rides including the Ranger and the Spider, with screaming patrons, were relocated to the area, and other "thrill rides" were brought in for the school holidays.

The residents' barrister, Todd Alexis, SC, told the court one couple had rented out their unit and moved elsewhere to escape the noise.

Justice Paul Brereton, who is hearing the case, was briefed on the last time residents objected to noise - the "Big Dipper" case brought by a property developer and residents, including architect Harry Seidler.

In recent years the State Government legislated to stop noise nuisance cases being bought against the park as long as it operates within its development consent conditions.

"Since 1935 and its opening, the rides have always operated from the location to the south of Coney Island, except for the brief Big Dipper period where the tail circled to the north," Mr Alexis said.

"The Seidler litigation substantially reduced the Dipper's hours of operation and ultimately ... led to Luna Park's demise [in February 1996]," he said.

Luna Park reopened in April 2004.

The court heard that, prior to the Multiplex-owned Metro Edgely winning the tender for the site, architect George Revay, a business partner with the Roth brothers, organised a meeting with Metro Edgley directors.

The three men had been negotiating to buy Yellow Pages House in Glen Street, and redevelop it as residential units.

Mr Alexis said director Peter Hearne told Mr Revay: "We want to be good neighbours and not make mistakes like the last time Luna Park operated."

However the Roth family - who made BRW's rich list last year with a family fortune of $180 million - say their company Glen Eight's sales are being hampered because of the noise.

The hearing continues.
 

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I agree, Luna Park was there way before those units were. These people have to be fucking idiots to complain about the noise, not like it is not expected, it is like moving onto a main road and complaining about traffic noise.
This is only going to court because the residents are wealthy and they will not be happy until Luna Park is turned into a childrens playground, and then I am still sure they will complain that the kids are too happy and smiling and that doesn't fit in with the miserable fucks that live in those apartments.

An utter disgrace.
 

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luna park was there first, i hate how this keeps happening to the poor old place. why move there in the first place, you know it will be noisy. i've got no sympathy for the residents, i actually have distain for them for what they have done to luna park over the years. i hope that if they ever succeed in closing the park altogether some big fat towers get built to block their views. justice! :)
 

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Let's build a giant sound proof wall in front of their views. Between the apartment and the Luna Park complex.

That'll solve their problem.
 

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^ now that's thinking! by law, you can't stop a development based on views but you can based on noise. so you've worked it out, build a massive sound proof wall. problem solved! i like it!!
 

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Agreed Park predates any one ( just about ) living there. Pre dates any apartment tower round that area.
Is any way to start a campain to support the park ?
I am so sick of this kind of thing
 
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