Win for wobbleboarders at the bay

Wobbleboarders at Port Stephens will be allowed to keep wobbling, under new plans put to Port Stephens Council.

Earlier this year, the council received complaints about ‘‘human advertising’’ by Dominos Pizza employees at Raymond Terrace and there were plans to ban the Rolf Harris-inspired practice.

Concerns were raised that the method of advertising was distracting to motorists, was not development approved and could leave the council liable if an accident occurred.

While wobbleboarding is considered ‘‘development without consent’’, the council will turn a blind eye to the practice, unless it is deemed a public safety risk.

A report given to councillors said the activity was considered low risk in most cases.

‘‘It can be argued that this activity is of minor importance or priority in terms of compliance, but has significant benefits in terms of employment of young people and supporting local business,’’ the report said.

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