'Wild' concert, book launch takes on park development | PHOTOS

About 200 people attended the Wild concert and book launch at Parndana on Friday evening.

The event on Friday, April 5 raised about $1700 for the Public Parks NOT Private Playgrounds crowdfunding campaign.

The concert was held at Mawarra shearing shed belonging to David and Becky Westbrook.

Local musicians Patti Blucher and Dr Richard Glatz performed before visiting musician and KI regular Stu Larsen took to the stage.  

The evening was also the launch of a beautiful new book, Children of the Wild, written by Becky Westbrook and illustrated by Suzanne Kay Trethewey.

Becky and Suzanne sold 170 copies of the book on the night.

Becky spoke about her passion for all things wild and protecting the pristine headlands of Flinders Chase National Park from development being proposed by the Australian Walking Company.

An copy of the book was signed by those attending the concert, and it will be forwarded to the company. 

"Our community came together tonight to show our love for wild places and it sends a strong message to AWC that we will not back down, that we are united in our message to keep wild places wild for ourselves and for the future generations of our planet," Becky said.

Organising the Wild event is Sarah Kemp from Smart Future Creative as well representatives from the Public Parks NOT Private Playgrounds campaign. 

She thanked all the volunteers that helped with the evening and everyone that attended. 

She paid tribute to David Westbrook for emptying out his working shed to make way for the concert. 

If you missed the concert but still want to contribute to the crowdfunding campaign, please visit https://chuffed.org/project/public-parks-not-private-playgrounds

The development proposal for accommodation at Sandy Creek and Sanderson Bay is currently before the State Native Vegetation Council with the deadline for submissions being due by Thursday, April 11.

To make a submission head to here.

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