The Canberra Times reports that Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez is going the ACT Environment Protection Authority over their daring to enforce noise restrictions on his event:
Mr Lopez stopped short of accusing the Government agency of discriminating against his event, but claimed the authority held Summernats to an unusually high standard and refused to meet organisers.
”It feels like they’re trying to catch us out,” Mr Lopez said.
Summernats 2010 attracted thousands of dollars in fines for breaching noise restriction laws.
”We’re held to a 55 decibel standard, while a lot of music gigs can go up to 65 … It’s a hostile regulatory environment,” Mr Lopez said.
Perhaps due to being new to the game, Mr Lopez failed to threaten to move the event out of the ACT.