POLICE have praised crowd behaviour at Wunta’s Liebig Street party and say they would have no major issues with it again becoming an annual event.
Hundreds gathered at the cordoned-off area between Koroit and Timor streets on Friday night for the 2014 Wunta Fiesta.
Warrnambool police said based on the crowd’s behaviour, they wouldn’t have any concerns with the event returning to Liebig Street again in future years. Acting Sergeant Adrian Dolman said police had foot patrols and an extra van unit deployed on Friday night.
“The crowd behaviour was excellent,” he said.
“We were very pleased with it.
“From police reports it was a very well-run event and people were well behaved.”
Wunta on Liebig was scrapped after more than two decades in 2008 due to complaints about drunken revellers disturbing family groups trying to enjoy food, wine and outdoor socialising.
On Friday night, alcohol could only be purchased within the festival area which was fenced off. Access was via monitored gates off Koroit and Timor streets and a gold coin donation was sought from patrons.
Alcohol purchased from Liebig Street licensed premises had to be consumed within the approved boundary of that business. A special tent was also set up on Liebig Street to sell alcohol in plastic cups and cans.