News

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



Win an A-League experience

Win a coach's perspective of Coffs' first ever A-League match

Strong surf expected this weekend

Strong surf conditions expected to hit the NSW coast this weekend.

The NSW coast is expected to receive strong surf this weekend.

Coffs sees only one break and enter over Christmas

SUCCESS: Summer campaign Hook the Crooks is a summer campaign involving Coffs Clarence Police and The Coffs Coast Advocate has resulted in a massive decrease in stealing offences.

Campaign resulted in 73% less break and enters over Christmas.

Local Partners

41-year-old playgroup under threat of closing down

IT'S been an important part of the Ballina community for decades, but this playgroup could be forced to shut its doors.


Fans invited to meet Jets at training session

FLYING IN: Catch the Newcastle Jets at the free training session at the international stadium on Thursday.

Catch up with the Newcastle Jets at the free training session

Legendary batsman opens up

STAR: Sir Viv Richards.

Cricket hero Sir Viv Richards will tell his tale at Coffs race club

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

JK Rowling rules out Cursed Child trilogy

JK Rowling has ruled out a 'Cursed Child' movie trilogy

Buckley's chance in psychological thriller

James McAvoy and Betty Buckley in a scene from the movie Split.

Broadway veteran back on big screen with James McAvoy

Daniel MacPherson: acting’s a bit like channel surfing

Australian actor Daniel MacPherson in a scene from the American TV series APB.

THE Aussie export talks about making his mark in the US.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Lisa Marie Woodham will be giving readings in Gladstone until Saturday January 21.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Buderim man strips off for speed dating with a twist

RAW AMBITION: Buderim local Jackson pictured with his blind date Candice in a scene from SBS's new dating show Undressed.

People have done stranger things for love

Matthew McConaughey wrongly used as medical example

Doctor tried to steal credit for McConaughey's hair treatment

Steady growth in a Coffs buyer's market

Boambee stood out as the region's most expensive suburb for houses with a $650,000 median sale price.

Lower price ranges stand out as Coffs property best sellers

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

Our coastline suburbs offer cheapest beach living in NSW

GOING CHEAP: You can snap up a property at Nambucca Heads for as little as $95,000.

Could you imagine buying a beach property for less than $100,000?

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!