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Turn it down!

14 Dec 2017

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The owners’ corporation (OC) at Banque 88 apartments at 33 Clarke St says it has had enough of noise, violence and damage caused by Fabrique Nightclub on City Rd.

Residents have prepared an online petition to the City of Melbourne calling for council to take action against the nightclub, which they claim plays music on Thursday and Saturday nights until 5am.

The petition to council states that residents are having serious trouble sleeping and the ongoing issues associated with drunken behaviour was becoming problematic.

“This situation is no longer bearable and we need the council to take immediate and serious action to permanently solve this issue,” the petition states.

“Furthermore, because of the drunk people leaving the Fabrique Nightclub we often find broken glasses, vomit and urine in front of our building and sometimes in our lift as well.”

“Moreover, these drunk people happen to fight just under our building and we had to call the police oftentimes.”

Banque 88 building manager Mehran Shirvani said that management had received a number of complaints from residents.

However, Fabrique Nightclub general manager Shaun Valentic told Southbank Local News that management had already been actively working with residents to mitigate noise impacts.

He said that while he wasn’t able to comment on the petition until it was presented to the council, he said management was taking the amenity of local residents very seriously.

City of Melbourne media spokesperson Debbie Guest confirmed that Fabrique’s management had already agreed to a number of changes with council officers.

“The City of Melbourne has received noise complaints from residents living near Fabrique Nightclub and our officers are currently investigating and working with the venue’s management on a solution,” she said.

According to council, some of the measures Fabrique had already agreed to implement to mitigate noise levels included:

  • Engaging a sound engineer to lower the bass;
  • Disconnecting two front facing speakers;
  • Closing curtains to reduce noise emissions; and
  • Providing residents with a mobile number they could call about music noise

While work continues to manage sound levels, some residents from Banque 88 told Southbank Local News that since it had opened dialogue with Fabrique’s management, noise levels had already reduced significantly.

The petition can be found online at ipetitions.com/petition/noise-must-stop

 

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