Liverpool Council to proceed with NYE celebrations

In 2020, residents across Liverpool enjoyed the inaugural NYE: Light Up the Sky from their homes and driveways.

Liverpool City Council today announced the return of its signature New Year’s Eve celebration NYE: Light Up the Sky on 31 December 2021.

Last New Year’s Eve, Council became the first and only council to provide residents with a COVID friendly fireworks display – the second largest celebration in New South Wales, following the Sydney Harbour fireworks.

With the return of NYE: Light Up the Sky, Council will again holding simultaneous fireworks displays across multiple sites, set to reach the homes and driveways of more than half of the residents across the Liverpool region.

Mayor of Liverpool Wendy Waller said the beauty of NYE: Light Up the Sky is that celebrations can continue regardless of the Public Health Order in place at the time.

“Understandably, there is still a level of uncertainty of what the roadmap for NSW looks like after we reach the vaccination targets and into the latter months of this year,” Mayor Waller said.

“However, Council is showing what can be done with some innovation and creativity and is leading the way for COVID safe events in a post-lockdown environment.”

Mayor Waller expressed Council’s strong commitment to providing a celebration for residents across South West Sydney who have lived through some of the toughest COVID-19 restrictions in the state.

“Our residents have borne more than their fair share of restrictions and it’s time for us to reconnect as a community, albeit in a safe way, to ring in 2022. We received such wonderful feedback from the community for our inaugural event that it was a no-brainer to run a similar event this year.

“This year’s event will capture all the sentiment of New Year’s Eve along with the resilience, positivity, and community spirit that has defined our community during these unprecedented and challenging times,” Mayor Waller said.

Similar to last year, the event will also include an online component with livestreamed footage from the firing sites beaming out onto Council’s social media platforms.

Council is now looking for sponsorship from businesses to further elevate this great event and ensure the whole community get to be a part of the celebrations.

“We can’t wait to bring this wonderful event back to our community who, after a challenging year, deserve a fantastic New Year’s Celebration and then some.

“Local businesses will have the opportunity to sponsor the event or work in partnership with Council to deliver one of the largest and most innovative Council activations in the state,” Mayor Waller said.

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