The forecast for this New Year’s Eve in Brisbane is fresh air, fun and fireworks, right across the city.
In a Brisbane first, New Year’s Eve 2015 will be a whole city celebration, with key river precincts working together to deliver synchronised midnight fireworks, in addition to their range of parties and festivities.
Finance, Economic Development and Administration Chairman, Cr Julian Simmonds says there will be events happening all over Brisbane on New Year’s Eve, to suit all ages and interests.
“From free fun for families at South Bank to ticketed private events at Eagle Street Pier and the Portside Wharf restaurants, the scale of this year’s celebrations represents our standing as a new world city,” he says.
“South Bank is traditionally the hub for family-friendly entertainment on New Year’s Eve, and this year is no different.”
Cr Simmonds says City Sounds live music performances will pop up at Rainforest Green between 3pm and 8pm, before the early round of fireworks delight the younger members of the crowd.
Three barges containing 30,000 individual firework effects will ignite at 8.30pm along the South Bank reach of the Brisbane River, matched by three CBD building rooftops and a fourth barge moored at Portside Wharf.
It all goes off again at midnight, when Eagle Street Pier joins the party, adding a fifth barge of pyrotechnics to the glittering celebrations.
Both spectacular fireworks displays are set to a soundtrack of popular music from 2015, including Vance Joy’s Fire and the Flood and Hello by Adele, which will be simulcast by Hit105.
“I’m looking forward to another fantastic night of celebrations all over Brisbane, and I’m confident our residents will continue our tradition of a fun and safe New Year’s Eve,” Cr Simmonds says.
Council will be making it easier for people to get to South Bank this year, by waiving tolls on the Go Between Bridge.
“We want to encourage people to come into South Bank and make the most of this great celebration, Council is waiving the tolls on the Go Between Bridge from 6pm Thursday (New Years Eve) to 2am on Friday,” Cr Simmonds says.
“Public transport will also be a convenient option to travel to South Bank. All public transport will be free of charge from 9pm on New Year’s Eve until 5.30am on New Year’s morning and details about services are available on the Translink website.”
However, some road closures will take effect throughout the city, so plan your trip in advance with details available on Council’s website at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au
For public transport information, visit www.translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30.