Bass Coast,

Fireworks return for New Year’s Eve

Bass Coast Shire townships Inverloch, Coronet Bay and Cowes will celebrate the year that was 2017 and welcome in the New Year with a fireworks display.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield explained that at the February Ordinary Council Meeting this year Council resolved to set up a working group to plan and co-ordinate New Year’s Eve activities on Phillip Island.

“The working group have organised family friendly activities at the Cowes Esplanade from 5.30pm, concluding at 9.30pm with a fireworks display at the Cowes Jetty,” Cr Rothfield said.

“This will see the return of fireworks to Cowes after several years, and I’m sure many families will enjoy the delight and cheer fireworks bring.

“We know that Phillip Island is a popular destination for New Year’s Eve celebrations and so there will be a heavy Police presence in Cowes for the duration of the evening.”

Fireworks displays will also be occurring in Inverloch and Coronet Bay on New Year’s Eve.  

For those who have pets easily affected by fireworks, please be mindful on New Year’s Eve and keep your animals safe and close. There will also be a fireworks display at the Cowes Christmas Carols at 9.30pm on Tuesday, 19 December.

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