Five council rangers from Warringah Council in Sydney halted production on Domestic Blitz last Wednesday following complaints about materials and equipment.
The Nine show was renovating a home in Nimbey Ave, Narraweena when council staff visited the show.
Co-host Scott Cam describes as the reaction more suited to the Tactical Response Group than a local council.
The crew were warned about vehicles parked across driveways, a mound of topsoil on the road and construction equipment on the nature strip.
Cam said Warringah Council reserve bookings co-ordinator Annette Ritchie had told him she would ensure the team “would never be allowed to shoot in Warringah ever again.”
He said it was the first time such an incident had occurred while he was working on Domestic Blitz or Backyard Blitz.
A council statement noted of the breaches, “These are in breach of EPA and council regulations and not in accordance with their conditions for filming consent.”
No fines were issued.
Last November The Biggest Loser triggered more than 100 submissions made by residents to Warringah Council including complaints about noise, loss of privacy, odours, lightspill, signage, parking and traffic. FremantleMedia was forced to find a new home for its 2009 reality series.
Source: Sunday Telegraph