by GRACE JOHNSON
All Inner West parks and viewing points will be free and non-ticketed for the fireworks display this New Year’s Eve.
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said free access to the harbour is a democratic right for all Sydney-siders.
“We welcome all locals and visitors to enjoy New Year’s Eve at our beautiful harbourside parks and don’t believe that anyone should have to pay to enjoy the best harbourside views in the world,” Mr Byrne said.
“Some councils and government agencies insist on ticketing and charging but access to parks in the Inner West is always free and egalitarian.”
“We encourage locals and visitors to travel early to our parks to get their spot. NSW Police will be on hand at all locations to ensure a safe night for all.”
It should be noted that though the new Rozelle Parklands is under the control of Transport for NSW, they have made access to the Parklands free but ticketed.
The Balmain Peninsula will be closed to non-resident, private vehicles from 3.00pm on New Year’s Eve, however buses and ferries will run throughout the day and evening.