New Years Eve 2006 – Safe Community Event

You are here

The Byron Bay Safety Committee has been formulating the program for a safe community event for this year’s new years eve in Byron Bay.

“With the success of last year’s low key, community based, alcohol free, new year event,  the same formula is planned for this year to ensure a safe night” said Chair of the committee, Mayor Jan Barham. “Council has sought an approval from the Minister for Local Government for the alcohol prohibition again as this was a key factor in providing safety for everyone.  This year it has been decided to not close off Lawson Street and focus the event on the beachfront reserves and minimise the impact on local businesses”.

“The event will commence at 3pm with childrens’ activities and market stalls at the beach front. The popular parade will feature again and there is a request to the community to join in by starting to prepare costumes and group presentations. The committee is also calling for stallholders to make an expression of interest to have food and craft stalls on the night and an opportunity for community groups to have free stalls to showcase their work and activities.” A grant application has been made to seek support for providing workshops to offer training in music and the performing arts to allow them to engage in the night’s event.

The committee thanks those local performers who have offered their talents for the night and buskers are invited to apply to perform on the night.

The Safety Committee also appreciates the generous donations from businesses for prizes for the parade and is hoping that there may be other support offered to assist in the provision of necessary infrastructure for the night.

Have a question or need help? Please Contact Us

Byron Insider Features

Byron Bay

Byron opens for holidays 1 June

NSW residents will be able to take a holiday anywhere in NSW from next month, with intra-state... read more

Byron Bay | Byron Bay News | Culture | Activity

Byron Bay’s markets to be temporarily relocated

Byron Bay’s popular monthly community market and the weekly farmers market are to be temporarily... read more

Byron Bay | Beaches | Activity

7 Free Things to Do in Byron Bay

Visiting Byron on a budget? There are plenty of free things to do in Byron Bay. Check out 7 of our... read more

Food | Byron Bay | Activity

5 best cocktails in Byron Bay

Sit back and relax or celebrate with friends with an exquisite cocktail served up Byron style. We’... read more