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The Jetty is the place to be

Don’t miss the Jetty fireworks spectacular tonight.
Don’t miss the Jetty fireworks spectacular tonight. File

IT'S shaping up as one of the biggest parties the Coffs Coast has ever seen as we get ready to ring in a new year of promise.

New Year's Eve celebrations are planned across the region and Coffs Coasters can't wait to let their hair down and party in style.

One of the big events, the family fireworks display at 9.30pm, will draw thousands of people to the Jetty Foreshore.

The entire foreshore will be alcohol-free.

March's Amusements will open from 6pm to midnight and organisers are rewarding good behaviour with their Booze Free, Ride Free offer where teenagers aged 13 to 16 can register before 8pm.

They are breathalysed before they go home and if they're clear, they can return to the carnival for free rides on January 3.

Jordan Esplanade will be closed to traffic from 6.30pm.

Police are operating under a leave embargo to ensure revellers don't get out of hand and additional resources will come from uniformed officers as well as the dog squad, operational support group, detectives and highway patrols.

"We are going to have designated high-visibility beat policing in many areas and we will particularly focus on the Jetty precinct and Coffs Harbour central business district as well as beach parties across the coast," said Inspector Scott Parker.

"We will be strongly enforcing alcohol-free and alcohol-prohibited zones which are in force throughout this period.

"These zones mean no alcohol is to be consumed in these areas, which will be operating primarily in open public spaces such as parks and paths and roads leading to them.

"They have been introduced in consultation with the Coffs Harbour City Council."

Insp Parker said police hoped New Year's Eve partygoers enjoyed their night responsibly.

"We expect it to be a family-orientated evening at the fireworks display at the Jetty Fore- shores and we won't tolerate it being spoiled by people doing the wrong thing," he said.

Coffs Harbour's iconic Muttonbird Island will be closed during New Year's Eve to protect the shearwater colony and to ensure no revellers are injured on the unlit island.

Public access to Muttonbird Island will be restricted from 6pm today until 6am tomorrow.

Nightrider bus services will operate across the district tonight as an inexpensive and safe way of getting partygoers home.

Coffs Harbour's taxi fleet will also be working overtime.

Topics:  jetty, new year's eve, party



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