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Covid case puts end to Wollongong’s New Year’s Eve light show

WOLLONGONG City Council has postponed its harbourside light show that was to take place on New Year’s Eve 2020.

Instead, the lightshow will be rescheduled for a later date in 2021.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said Council made the difficult decision to postpone the light display following today’s news that there is a reported COVID-19 case in Wollongong.

“While this light show was not an event, as such, we have postponed it as a precaution,” he said.

“Throughout this year we have focussed on putting the wellbeing of our community first. This decision is Council continuing our cautious and proactive approach.”

Cr Bradbery encouraged community members to stay on top of the latest advice from NSW Health and the NSW State Government.

“We need to remain vigilant in our approach to COVID-19,” he said.

“It’s early days in terms of information about the Wollongong case and I ask everyone to stay up-to-date and be aware of updates from NSW Health and to do the right thing in terms of following the latest advice and sticking to the social distancing guidelines. And, if you show any COVID-19 symptoms please get tested immediately.”


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A Sydney journalist, writer and 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 Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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