Fireworks to go ahead as City of Albany gets exemption from total fire ban

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Fireworks will light up the sky at the Anzac Peace Park on New Year’s Eve.
Camera IconFireworks will light up the sky at the Anzac Peace Park on New Year’s Eve. Credit: Malcolm Heberle

Albany’s New Year’s Eve fireworks will go ahead after the City of Albany received an exemption from a total fire ban throughout the region.

A total fire ban and harvest movement ban will remain in place in the City and beyond until midnight on January 1 because of the existing commitment of resources to fires.

“The City of Albany has been in close conversation with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA regarding the total fire ban in place today,” the City said today on its Facebook page.

“The risk has been deemed low, and as such the City of Albany has received an exemption for the 9pm and midnight firework shows tonight.”

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Anzac Peace Park will be the best place to watch the fireworks and welcome the start of the 20s tonight.

The park will be home to the City New Year’s Eve Picnic, with two fireworks shows scheduled so young families can enjoy an early celebration.

The festival will put local youth and emerging artists on stage to entertain the crowd, alongside food vendors, lawn games and face painting.

Acts include the Myles Mitchell Trio, Adam Grok Band and Big Men Working.

Mayor Dennis Wellington encouraged all residents to get together with their friends and family and head down to join in.

“The New Year’s Eve Picnic and Fireworks is always a safe, fun, family-friendly event,” he said.

“It’s been a huge year for Albany and I’m looking forward to bringing in the new decade with the community.”

The Princess Royal Sailing Club will be sailing boats across the harbour with LED lights on in a Yacht Ballet display, which will be visible from the park.

The concert will run from 5pm-midnight with fireworks at 9pm and at the finale.

For road closures and a program of performers, visit bit.ly/3946mqP.

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