UPDATE: Wollongong City Council have made the decision to cancel tomorrow night's New Year's Eve fireworks display due to the extreme risk of bushfires.
Earlier in the day, Parramatta Council also announced that they would be cancelling their NYE fireworks festivities, due to the extreme weather conditions forecast for Sydney.
These latest cancellations join a raft of NSW regional events being called off, with calls still continuing for Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge display to be cancelled also - and the millions spent on the festivities donated to bushfire and drought victims.
EARLIER: Moreton Bay region council has today announced the cancellation of their planned fireworks displays.
The four planned events have been cancelled in support of the bushfire disaster, which is currently still out of control through NSW and Queensland. The announcement was made via a Facebook announcement.
"Accordingly, due to the declared state of emergency and ongoing dry conditions, we have made the decision to cancel fireworks planned for the Christmas in the Moreton Bay Region program.
"To support communities impacted by fire, event organisers will make a donation to the Queensland’s Bushfire Appeal and donation points will be available at Christmas Carol events for residents wishing to provide their support", said the statement.
List of cancelled fireworks:
- Caboolture Christmas Carols – Sun 24th Nov
- North Lakes Christmas Carols – Sun 1st Dec
- Scarborough Christmas Carols – Sun 8th Dec
- Pine Rivers Christmas Carols – Sun 15th Dec
The councils decision to cancel planned fireworks has had a huge amount of online support.
"A Council with commonsense!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!!", commented one on Facebook.
"Awesome idea.Nationwide, All councils should follow and also donate to farmers", said another.
At this stage Moreton Bay is the only confirmed council to boldy cancel fireworks in support of bushfire victims.
Do you agree with the decision?