Clive Featherby and one of his monster trucks
Clive Featherby and one of his monster trucks Brett Wortman

Never again: Monster trucks won't return to Big Pineapple

ONGOING complaints about noise levels have ensured monster trucks won't be returning to the Big Pineapple.

Organiser Clive Featherby said claims Saturday night's event would distress Queensland Zoo animals across the road, coupled with the fact a heavy rain event could leave most patrons bogged, meant it was the first and last monster truck event at the venue.

"The venue was brilliant as far as vision goes, it was the first place where everyone could see," he said.

"At Stockland Park you could fit 11,000 people but only half could see.

"It was 100 times better, for the first time ever in all the years, we're really pleased with the show, people could finally see what monster trucks can do.

"But I'm not ever going back there."

Mr Featherby said Sunshine Coast Council officers monitored noise levels at Saturday's event.

"By the animals they couldn't get a noise reading at all, other than traffic noise," he said.

But the wind pushed much of the noise down the valley to the west - which explains the complaints from residents in Palmwoods, Woombye and Burnside.

One Palmwoods resident claimed noise from the monster trucks and fireworks was "like someone was walking on the roof".

"The neighbours 20 meters away have horses, dogs and chickens. Several other close neighbours have dogs and they all started barking when it was loudest."


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