Back with a bang on NYE

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Warrnambool’s New Year’s Eve fireworks are back on.

“This is great news for locals and visitors to Warrnambool,” Warrnambool Mayor Cr Richard Ziegeler said.

“They are a great attraction for everyone and we will once again have them at Lady Bay which means that everyone can enjoy the spectacle with so many great vantage points around the city.

“The fireworks are a brilliant sight over Lady Bay and one of the features that visitors look forward to over summer.

“They contribute to us being a great family destination.

“By the end of the year, fireworks as an outdoor public event are permitted under the COVID recovery roadmap.

“Warrnambool has already topped 90 per cent fully vaccinated and Victoria is soon to reach that mark so we can offer the fireworks with a degree of confidence.”

The fireworks will be made of biodegradable materials and were allocated funding in Council’s annual events budget.

Owners of pets who react to fireworks are encouraged to keep their pets indoors on New Year’s Eve.

There will be a child-friendly fireworks show starting at twilight followed by a second round of fireworks at midnight.

Great viewing points include Lady Bay foreshore, Lake Pertobe, Cannon Hill, Flagstaff Hill and sections of Merri Street footpath.