Fig Tree Pocket Locals Appalled Due To Reality Show Filming at Rivergum Retreat

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Almost everybody in Brisbane, or in the west knows about Linc Energy Founder Peter Bond’s mansion in Fig Tree Pocket, the Rivergum Retreat.

When his company went into liquidation in May last year with $320 million in debt, Mr Bond said that he is finished with Queensland and will be moving elsewhere. However, his mansion in the quiet suburb failed to sell and is now about to be used for a reality show.

A French production company is set to start shooting Les Ch’tis (Party Workers in OZ) at Rivergum Retreat from next month until December. Eight to ten partygoers are slated to live at the mansion whilst the show documents them trying to find work and fitting into the Australian way of life.

Locals are appalled by this development as they fear that their quiet neighbourhood will be disturbed by the noise of these partygoers and the hype and attention that come with the show. Judging from the previous seasons of the show, the cast can get pretty wild and the locals surely don’t want their peace disrupted.

When Mr Bond was asked about this, he refused to comment.