Sydney's NYE family fireworks cancelled

Sydney's NYE family fireworks cancelled

Sydney's New Years Eve family fireworks show has been cancelled for the second year in a row, despite plans to reopen the city in coming weeks.

The city's midnight display will go ahead, with discussions on potential crowd limits continuing.

A spokeswoman for the City of Sydney on Tuesday evening confirmed the earlier fireworks show had been cancelled again, to ensure the celebrations meet pandemic public health orders.

“The fireworks always generate very large crowds and the two separate displays result in the cross over of large numbers of people leaving for one show and arriving for the next,” she said in a statement.

“In the current climate, limiting this mixing of crowds will ensure the event can be managed in the most COVID-safe way for all attendees and staff.

“We are advised that it is likely the delta virus will still be circulating in the community to some extent come the end of the year, so our plans will allow the event to remain resilient in the face of the changing health situation and Public Health Orders.”

It comes as Sydney and a number of regional communities prepare to be released from lockdown, with 54 per cent of the state's residents now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The state is likely to reach the 70 per cent double vaccination milestone that will allow more freedoms in the first fortnight of October.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet told Nine Newspapers the decision to cancel the 9pm show was made too early.

“New Year's Eve is 100 days away, and it would seem a bit pre-emptive to be pulling the plug on an iconic event enjoyed by so many people,” he said.

“While safety has to be a priority this is something that deserves to be examined closely to see what the options are.

“COVID-19 has cast a long shadow across all our lives and I would hope there is a way we can end the year with a bang and some spark rather than a whimper.”

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Offender fled fatal arson scene 'in shock'

A carpenter played a very limited role in a crime in which his friend kicked in a door before accidentally burning to death in a fire he lit inside a ... Read more »

Australian cricket great Michael Slater is CHARGED with domestic violence offences - just DAYS after he was axed from Seven's Ashes commentary team and following the $5.6 million sale of his family home

Slater, 51, was spoken to by police on Wednesday morning and was arrestedNo charges have been laid against the former Australian cricketerPolice were investigating reports of alleged DV incident from October 12 Read more »

Sex consent reform comes to NSW parliament

A historic overhaul of sexual consent laws in NSW is a step closer to reality as a bill introducing an affirmative model of consent is introduced to NSW parliament. Under ... Read more »

Wave buoys in SA gulf to tackle erosion

Three sophisticated buoys have been deployed off the South Australian coast to track waves and help fight ongoing erosion along Adelaide's metropolitan coast. Two buoys have been launched off Semaphore ... Read more »

Protesters charged with disrupting traffic

Eight Extinction Rebellion protesters have been charged over disrupting traffic in Adelaide's central business district after gluing themselves to the bitumen. The protest on Wednesday drew about 30 people calling ... Read more »

Climate change window closing rapidly: UN

Global fossil fuel production is projected to more than double levels consistent with limiting warming to 1.5C within the decade unless countries like Australia hit the brakes on coal, oil ... Read more »

Accused supermarket stabber in hospital

An accused stabber charged with the attempted murder of two men in Melbourne has faced court from hospital. Rory McAuley, 20, faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday, two days after ... Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: 'Up to 20' sex offenders live near the camp site where missing girl Cleo vanished from as police probe sound of 'screeching tyres' the morning she vanished without a trace

Up to 20 sex offenders live in the area near the campsite where missing child Cleo Smith was last seen as police investigate the sound of ‘screeching’ tyres campers claim ... Read more »

Woman hid knives before alleged murder

A woman hid all the knives in her home before a Somalian community leader who came to check on her “unwell” nephew was allegedly murdered, a court has been told. ... Read more »

Accused NSW ex-bikie servo murderer bailed

Former Rebels bikie James Crane, who's allegedly linked to the bashing murder of a man at a NSW Central Coast service station, has been granted bail. Justice Peter Hamill said ... Read more »

Aust shares rally, momentum builds

The Australian share market has rallied after optimism in the US over corporate earnings. The market on Wednesday has had its strongest day this week, up almost 0.9 per cent ... Read more »

Michael Slater arrested by NSW Police

Former Australian test cricketer Michael Slater has been arrested over an alleged domestic violence incident. NSW Police have confirmed a 51-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday at a home in ... Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: Gladys Berejiklian corruption probe is rocked by explosive 'WTF' memo - as a BIG witness prepares to break his silence

'I had no knowledge of (Ms Berejiklian's relationship), it was quite shocking' 'Sometimes you have to say WTF,' adviser said about gun club proposalFormer NSW premier Mike Baird is due to give evidence at ICAC today'I was not aware of any concern,' says NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet Ms Berejiklian has repeatedly and strenuously denied any wrongdoing Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: Australian Test cricketer Michael Slater is arrested over domestic violence claims after he was axed from Channel Seven's commentary team

Australian Test cricket great Michael Slater has been arrested over an alleged domestic violence incident. The 51-year-old was spoken to police at a home in Manly, in Sydney’s northern beaches ... Read more »

Flight Centre eyes travel demand rebound

Flight Centre is counting on a rebound in demand for travel to help it achieve a return to monthly profitability within the current financial year. The travel agency, which was ... Read more »

Terrorist cheered after Vic prison attack

An Islamic State “soldier” cheered and described herself as a pioneer after learning she'd be charged with a terror offence over the stabbing of a prison inmate. Momena Shoma, 28, ... Read more »

Victim's needs may help rapist stay in Aus

A victim's reliance on her rapist wasn't properly taken into account when he sought annulment of his visa cancellation, a court has found. The unnamed offender is serving a five-year ... Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: January 6 committee votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to testify before panel probing attack on the Capitol

The January 6 committee voted on Tuesday evening to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to testify before the select panel. Earlier on Tuesday, the panel probing the attack ... Read more »

Man shot dead in Sydney, another critical

A man has died and a second man is in a critical condition after a shooting in Sydney's southwest. Just before 9am on Wednesday emergency services were called to Osgood ... Read more »

Qld hospital's doctor training suspended

Mackay Base Hospital's accreditation to train specialist obstetricians and gynaecologists has been suspended ahead of a clinical probe at the central Queensland facility. At least one doctor has already been ... Read more »

Search resumes for Tasmanian boating trio

Aerial and sea searches have resumed for three people who went missing in a half-cabin motorboat off Tasmania's northwest. Isaiah Dixon, Thomas Courto and Bree-Anna Thomas, all from the state's ... Read more »

Train hits car, derails on NSW South Coast

Four people have been injured after an early morning commuter passenger train derailed after crashing into an abandoned car on the tracks on the NSW South Coast line. The crash ... Read more »

FBI raids $15million US homes linked to Putin ally Oleg Deripaska – the billionaire Russian oligarch who once hosted George Osborne and Peter Mandelson on his yacht

Deripaska is an oil tycoon with close ties to Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his government in generalHis spokesperson said Deripaska doesn't own either of the homes searched but raids are sanctions-relatedThe Washington, DC residence is reportedly worth around $15 million and is called Haft MansionDeripaska was implicated in a 2020 Senate report as having aided Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election cycle, working closely with Paul ManafortIn 2018 the Treasury Department accused Deripaska of ordering the murder of a fellow businessman, and blacklisted him as well as other Putin allies and businesses link to him Read more »

BREAKING: Husband of missing California mom-of-three Maya Millete who disappeared nine months ago is ARRESTED for her murder

Police in Chula Vista, California, arrested Larry Millete for the murder of wife Maya, who was last seen alive on January 7 Officers and FBI agents swarmed family's home on Tuesday Larry Millete was named a person of interest in Maya's disappearance in July  Read more »

Family desperate to find missing WA girl

The family of missing four-year-old Cleo Smith has made a desperate appeal to the West Australian public for information as a police search enters its fifth day. Cleo was last ... Read more »

Confidence builds for strong recovery

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is optimistic of a strong recovery from the widely expected economic contraction in the September quarter caused by the coronavirus lockdowns in Australia's major states. Consumer and ... Read more »

Cycling provides big economic boost

Cycling in Australia is making a significant contribution to the national economy, worth about $6.3 billion in 2020, and boasts a booming participation rate, a new report has found. Prepared ... Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: FBI raids the D.C. mansion of Russian oligarch and Putin ally Oleg Deripaska, who had ties to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and ex-MI6 spy Christopher Steele

Deripaska is an oil tycoon with close ties to Russia's President Vladimir PutinHis Washington, DC residence is reportedly worth around $15 millionDeripaska was implicated in a 2020 Senate report as having aided Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election cycle  Read more »

Super funds failing to communicate: study

Superannuation funds need to do much better in explaining complex financial information to their members. New research shows while industry super funds do a better job in unravelling the financial ... Read more »

'Sophistication' warning for Aust economy

Prior to the global coronavirus pandemic, Australia enjoyed 28 years of uninterrupted economic expansion. However, a report warns the nation has become complacent and is not guaranteed the same sort ... Read more »

Australia in fastest-growing region: IMF

Australia will emerge from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the fastest-growing region in the world. While the International Monetary Fund has cut its economic growth forecast for the ... Read more »

VO council enthusiastic about developing practical exams for havists

The national expertise center SLO is currently developing two practice-oriented exam programs for high school students. In recent years, the call has grown to include a practical part in the ... Read more »

Vote for the National Care Guide for Website of the Year 2021!

Our colleague news site, the National Care Guide has been nominated for the Website of the Year 2021 election! This makes this website one of the best 12 websites of ... Read more »

Fire brigade measures too high CO value after student became unwell in Eindhoven

A student became unwell last night at a party of student association Demos in Eindhoven. The student’s status was so serious that an ambulance was called. The staff’s carbon monoxide ... Read more »

Always up to date with the latest news about digitization in education?

To help your educational institution on its way, the educational consultants from IT-Workz and Breens Network have collected knowledge & advice, tips and experiences from practice on one clear page: ... Read more »

Community service of 40 hours for sleeping security guards at Amsterdam Jewish school

Read more »

Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prize 2021 for IVN Nature Education

Her Majesty Queen Máxima will present the Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prize 2021 to IVN Nature Education on Tuesday afternoon, November 16, in the former radio station Radio Kootwijk. The Cultuurfonds ... Read more »

Practor and top chef Pierre Wind delighted with practice-oriented research within MBO

When the ROC Mondriaan approached top chef Pierre Wind in 2015 with the question whether he wanted to join the training as a practitioner, he had no idea what a ... Read more »

Detention hotel outbreak rises to 12 cases

Nine more asylum seekers detained inside a Melbourne hotel have tested positive for COVID-19 after the first cases were confirmed on Sunday. The Australian Border Force said 12 asylum seekers ... Read more »

Purmerender arrested for the second time for fraud with crypto coins

The arrest was made on Wednesday, but was announced on Monday. The police also searched houses in Purmerend and Assendelft on Wednesday. A weapon, car, jewelry, a watch, expensive designer ... Read more »