Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley does not want history to repeat itself in Huskisson on Australia Day next year.
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On January 26, police arrested five teenagers and took them into custody to assist with enquiries into a brawl, which broke out at the Huskisson Carnival.
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Witnesses said at least 75 people were involved in a brawl, which erupted in the car park.
It is understood alcohol was a factor in the brawl.
This summer, the message is simple for those who plan on attending the Huskisson Carnival – leave alcohol at home.
An Alcohol Prohibited Area has been established effective from December 26 to January 27 over the Huskisson Oval site, including the carnival area.
“We are asking residents and visitors of all ages to bring their friends to the carnival and leave the booze behind,” Mayor Findley said.
“Let’s make sure the Huskisson Carnival is a fun and safe place for everyone this summer.
“Council has collaborated with NSW Police, who will be enforcing the law at these locations and we are hopeful that these measures will reduce the effects on the community of alcohol-related issues.”
Mayor Findley’s statement was released by Shoalhaven City Council on Monday to remind residents it is a family-friendly event with the establishment of an Alcohol Prohibited Area.
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