Wildlife advocates not happy with Mornington Peninsula’s Harry Potter event in a bush sanctuary: hear both sides of the story
More than 10,000 people have signed a petition to plead with Mornington Peninsula Shire to move a planned interactive Harry Potter event.
The concerned locals believe the event, to be held at The Briars wildlife sanctuary near Mt Martha, will stress the many native animals in the fenced bushland, and cause damage to the ecosystem.
Lights, sounds, and animatronic creatures are part of the experience (see photo, above), which is expected to attract up to 3000 people a night to the sanctuary during April and May. Council says the event will bring in much-needed revenue to the shire. Many details of the contract with Warner Bros are being kept confidential.
On South of the River on January 7, Alli Harding interviewed Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Cr Simon Brooks as well as Louise Page, who is one of the leaders of the campaign to have the event moved.
Listen to the podcast here:
- Breaking news: Harry Potter event in wildlife sanctuary may change location
- What’s going on with the Harry Potter event on the peninsula?
- People power forces Harry Potter event to change locations
- Film review: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2, from Built For Speed
- Film review: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, from ‘Built For Speed’