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New Years Eve celebrations at Belmore Basin

New Years Eve celebrations at Belmore Basin

WOLLONGONG’S New Year’s Eve celebration will start from 6pm on Tuesday.along the city’s foreshore area.

The family-friendly, alcohol free, New Year’s Eve event is held around Belmore Basin and includes live music from the City of Wollongong Brass Band, amusement rides and a wide selection of food and novelty stalls.

The night will be an event filled with amusement rides, good food stalls, the Wollongong NRE Hawks, a special collection of superheroes.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery is asking people planning to attend to dress in their favourite superhero costume, whether it’s Spiderman or a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

“We would like to see people get into the spirit of the night by wearing a superhero costume,” he said.

A New Year’s Eve fireworks display will begin at 9pm.

Members of the Wollongong NRE Hawks will sign autographs and meet fans following their match against the Melbourne Tigers at the WEC. Tip-off is at 5.30pm.

The amusement rides in Lang Park will also be open on New Year’s Day.

Wollongong City Council recommend catching the train to Fairy Meadow, North Wollongong or Wollongong stations and then jumping on the Gong Shuttle Bus.

Between 5pm-10.15pm on New Year’s Eve the following roads will be closed:

  • Cliff Road between Georges Place and Marine Drive
  • Harbour Street between Cliff Road and Smith Street including Old Court House Lane
  • Harbour access ramp off Endeavour Drive.

Businesses within the road closure zone will be open as normal.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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