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State government unable to overturn City of Sydney’s premature fireworks decision

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There are hopes the City of Sydney council will backflip on their cancellation of the 9pm family New Year’s Eve fireworks, but the state government aren’t going to overturn it themselves.

Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres told Jim Wilson he wasn’t consulted on the shock decision, but will work with the council to ensure the event goes ahead.

“Early discussions” have revealed the City of Sydney want a New Year’s Eve public health order to be legislated.

“Whilst I’m not entirely convinced that we’ll need it, I haven’t ruled it out, and that would allow us to set up some specialist conditions for that night if we need to.

“There’s plenty of water to go under the bridge.”

Mr Ayres said he can’t overturn the local council’s decision, but urged Sydneysiders to voice their concerns to council members.

“It’s not a NSW government event, and I’m not about to about to dictate to the Sydney council what they should do.”

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