Anyone in search of a stellar New Year’s Eve fireworks display needn’t look outside Macarthur.
Campbelltown Council is once again encouraging locals to head down to Koshigaya Park on December, 31.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge may lay claim to the best New Year’s Eve fireworks display in the state, but Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said the free show in Koshigaya Park was also impressive.
Cr Brticevic said there were several other advantages to avoiding the city.
“You don’t have to battle the big crowds going into the city and trying to find a parking spot in Sydney is also difficult,” he said.
“The surcharges at hotels also make it unaffordable to stay in there.
“But out here you can have a nice night with the kids and it’s affordable.
“Sydney is the pinnacle (for fireworks shows) but I regard our fireworks really highly.
“I’ve got friends who live in Camden that come to Koshigaya Park on New Year’s Eve.”
Other entertainment on the night will include Rebecca Hutch, Splash Dance, the After Party Band and the High Rollers Big Band.
Last year’s celebrations saw a large sandpit set up in the park as part of the beach-themed event.
Cr Brticevic said there was no theme this year but he had some ideas he was was hopeful of introducing come New Year’s Eve 2018.
Cr Brticevic said he was at Moore Park recently when an attraction caught his eye.
“There was a mobile aqua park and I thought that would be a great idea for next year – it would be a wonderful addition,” he said.
“There was a slide and an enclosure that sprayed water and kids could jump around.”
Road closures around Koshigaya Park will be in place from 6pm on December 31 until 1am January 1.
Closures include: Camden Road (west of the Campbelltown Catholic Club access roundabout to Hurley Street; Hurley Street (from Camden Road, south past the Campbelltown Mall access roundabout); and Kellicar Road (from Narellan Road to Camden Road).
The event is drug and alcohol free.