Wollongong City Council’s Australia Day event will feature a light show over Belmore Basin in 2020.
The light show will be the finale for the annual event that attracts as many as 20,000 people to the Harbour area.
“Traditionally our Australia Day event has concluded with a fireworks display but we feel a light show will be a more appropriate element to wrap up this year’s popular community day,” Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery said.
“Our Australia Day event has always focused on bringing people together in celebration of culture and diversity. This continues to be the motivation behind the plans for a great event in 2020.
“We cannot ignore the ongoing bushfire emergency that has unfolded recently for our neighbours in the Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands and beyond. It’s appropriate we ensure the elements that make up this popular day are reflective of the circumstances we are in.”
Cr Bradbery said the full program of events for Australia Day would be launched next week.
“With this light show we’ve made a few adjustments to our plans for 2020 and I assure you, it’s going to be a great fun day for the whole family,” he said.