A Rochester man will face court in relation to permits for a festival held in January.August 27, 2014 3:05am
A Rochester man who hosted a party on his property where a woman was killed in January will face court.
Campaspe Shire has taken legal action against Tom Acocks.
The Shire would not talk about the case, as it was before the court, but the Riverine Herald understands Mr Acocks is facing charges of hosting the festival without the proper permits.
He is due to appear at Echuca Magistrates Court on September 9.
Mr Acocks hosted the Got Milk music festival at his Bonn Rd, Rochester, property on Australia Day weekend when a vehicle drove over a tent with Yarraville woman Katie Louise Broadbent inside.
Campaspe Shire remained tight-lipped yesterday, even refusing to disclose its charges against Mr Acocks.
‘‘This matter is before the courts, therefore we are not able to discuss it. You are welcome to attend court on September 9,’’ a spokesperson said.
Legal action against Mr Acocks follows a criminal case against the driver, John Alexander Forbes, 24.
Mr Forbes was charged with culpable driving, dangerous driving causing death, driving while under the influence of alcohol and failing to stop and render assistance.
At the time, Inspector Bernie Rankin of Victoria Police’s major collisions unit said ‘‘a large number of people’’ attended the festival, with most of them camping for the night.
Police alleged the accident happened about 5.50am, with the victim not found until 9am.
Locals say the camping festival has taken place at the property for several years, but was not widely advertised.
In the days after the accident, Rochester’s Campaspe Shire councillor Leigh Wilson said the community was left reeling from the incident.
‘‘People were there to celebrate and to have this happen is very sad.’’
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