Council officers may soon have the power to issue fines of up to $5,500 to Brisbane park goers who have a gathering of 50 people or more, without holding a permit.
These hefty fines could also be issued for erecting any structure, as well as engaging in any sporting games whether organized or impromptu.
This new proposal from City Hall is aimed at protecting Brisbane’s parks, by putting a $300 permit in place for all groups of more than 50 people, in order to avoid a fine.
The power is for Council officers to give a verbal direction if a person is breaking the local law, and they can issue a fine on the spot.
Whilst already gaining speculation from local labor members, it’s hard to imagine having to purchase a permit to be able to enjoy this Queensland sunshine in our parks.