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Sydney’s Mayor slams fireworks charges as New Year’s show plans revealed

By Michelle Brown

Posted December 14, 2015 13:48:08

Sydney’s Lord Mayor says she is powerless to stop households being forced to spend entry costs to view the city’s New Year’s Eve fireworks from the harbourside Barangaroo Reserve.

Clover Moore has unveiled some of the plans for this year’s $ 7 million show and revealed it would ditch the tradition of lighting a central symbol on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The theme of this year’s fireworks display is “city of colour”, and will incorporate 11,000 shells, 25,000 comets and 100,000 individual pyrotechnic effects.

The Barangaroo Delivery Authority has released ten,000 tickets to access its new harbour headland park on New Year’s Eve, ranging from $ 14.50 for children to $ 79 for households of two adults and two children.

“I don’t believe the Barangaroo Delivery Authority should be searching for to make funds out of offering access for people to see the fantastic bridge show from that point,” Cr Moore stated.

“It’d be a great point to see it from for the men and women in the western element of the city, and I believe it need to be totally free like the sites are that we [City of Sydney council] look right after.

“Regrettably, we’re not responsible for the headland park.”

This year, each bridge pylons will be lit up for the initial time.

There will be particular lighting effects and two,400 added fireworks that will erupt above and beneath the bridge.

There will also be new pyrotechnic effects on the sails of the Sydney Opera Residence, and the family members fireworks display at 9:00pm will celebrate Taronga Zoo’s 100th anniversary and the Royal Botanic Gardens’ 200th anniversary.

Even so, there will be no central lighting motif on the Sydney Harbour Bridge for the very first time given that 1996/97.

In previous years, the motif has included an eye, a lip and a thought bubble.

Final New Year’s Eve it was a lightbulb with a really like heart inside it.

Composite of the symbols used on New Year's Eve 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011. Photo: A variety of lighting motifs have been displayed on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in previous years, but this year the “bridge feature will be the bridge itself”, the Lord Mayor stated. (AAP/AFP)

“The big news this year is the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be the 2015 New Year’s Eve ‘bridge effect’,” Cr Moore stated.

“The bridge feature will be the bridge itself.”

The fireworks display is developed by Sydney’s Foti International and directed by Fortunati Foti and his crew of 45 folks.

The creative vision for the celebration comes from established and emerging Sydney artists including Rhoda Roberts, design and style studio Province and fashion designers Romance Was Born.

The 9:00pm family fireworks will go off from four barges, whilst the midnight fireworks will launch from seven barges plus the Opera Residence and Harbour Bridge.

Much more than 50 illuminated boats will join the Harbour of Light Parade soon after 9:00pm carrying 8,000 people adding to 3,000 other vessels celebrating on the water.

This year’s official charity companion is Habitat for Humanity, a not-for-profit organisation that builds houses and communities in Australia and overseas.

The Barangaroo Delivery Authority has been contacted for comment.

Topics: arts-and-entertainment, community-and-society, sydney-2000

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Perth Lord Mayor denies threatening to quit

Posted November 30, 2015 22:40:28

The Perth Lord Mayor has denied she threatened to resign, regardless of the Regional Government Minister saying she had signalled intentions to do so on Friday.

Lisa Scaffidi has declined to comment to the ABC because it revealed she had threatened to quit the role right after being told she faced further inquiry by the Division of Nearby Government.

Ms Scaffidi was re-elected as Lord Mayor for a third term final month, regardless of the release of a damning corruption report that criticised her failure to declare tens of thousands of dollars in travel gifts.

The ABC understands Ms Scaffidi had planned to announce her resignation late last week soon after getting informed the department would have to continue its scrutiny of her travel and gifts.

Nevertheless she told Channel 9 this was not true.

“No, I haven’t threatened to quit,” she stated.

“All I’m saying is I just feel that it really is been dragging on long adequate, and I would just like to obviously get on with doing the job and be capable to just move forward.”

The Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) report identified Ms Scaffidi engaged in critical misconduct by not disclosing a $ US36,000 ($ 49,533) all-costs paid trip to the Beijing Olympics from miner BHP Billiton in 2008, as nicely as other undeclared travel.

It also discovered she had “failed in her duties” by not disclosing the gift in her annual return, along with tickets to the 2009 Leeuwin Concert from BHP and accommodation for the 2008 Broome Cup, which she accepted from home management company Hawaiian Investments.

The Broome hospitality consisted of three nights’ accommodation at the exclusive Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa.

Ms Scaffidi later voted to approve a $ 180,000 grant to a consortium that incorporated Hawaiian Investments for a CBD feasibility study.

Minister urged Ms Scaffidi to stick it out

Mr Simpson stated he only became conscious on Friday that Ms Scaffidi had signalled plans to resign, and urged her to continue in the part.

“I’m fully supportive of the Lord Mayor,” he mentioned.

“The Lord Mayor is undertaking a fantastic job at advertising the City of Perth. I have no reasons why she cannot continue that job while the investigation from the department’s taking place.”

The Department of Regional Government has been investigating the CCC report to establish regardless of whether any disciplinary action is warranted.

The ABC has been told the division had informed Ms Scaffidi that a new investigation would be launched due to the fact it could not rely on the info obtained by the CCC.

Mr Simpson has denied it was a “new inquiry”, but did concede there had been troubles with info sharing between agencies.

He also confirmed that need to Ms Scaffidi quit, it would finish the departmental probe and any possible penalty she might face.

If she does resign, Deputy Lord Mayor James Limnios would grow to be the acting lord mayor ahead of a new election getting held.

Ms Scaffidi was sacked from the Local Government Standards Panel in the wake of the CCC report.

Topics: neighborhood-government, perth-6000

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