Northern Beaches Council will proceed with fireworks for New Year’s Eve this year in line with the easing of restrictions outlined in the State Government’s NSW Roadmap.
The fireworks are being planned in the traditional venues of Manly and Dee Why at 9 pm, and Bayview, with the time to be confirmed. For the first time, a new 9 pm event has been added for Lionel Watts Reserve in Belrose to support the crowd density restrictions and social distancing.
While the NSW Roadmap indicated that these events will be able to proceed, they will be subject to the NSW Health Orders in place on 31 December.
Mayor Michael Regan said he was thrilled fireworks would return to the Northern Beaches after COVID forced their cancellation last year and only Manly was able to go ahead the year before due to large swells and bushfires.
“2021 has been a tough year and what better way to mark its end than with firework events that bring our community back together.
“With the new addition of Lionel Watts to the program, no one on the ‘Beaches is too far from being able to enjoy the NYE spectacle.
“Thanks to the community getting behind vaccination targets and with the government forecasting major restrictions easing from 1 December, we can throw ourselves into planning our NYE events with more certainty.
“I know how many people look forward to these family-friendly events on the Beaches and I am pleased we are in a position to deliver them.”
Media release provided by Northern Beaches Council, 15th October 2021