New Year’s Eve will be the busiest New Year in Australia’s history, with people spending billions of dollars on entertainment and cultural activities.
What will be on offer?
A New Year fireworks display at the Sydney Opera House, a fireworks display for the Melbourne Cup and a New Year Eve fireworks display in Brisbane, with an estimated 3.7 million people expected to attend.
ABC News: The fireworks display will be one of the biggest in Australia, with about 200,000 people expected at the event.
But how much money will be spent?
A big chunk of the money will go to the city of Sydney, which is spending $1.8 billion to host the fireworks.
The rest of the city’s budget will be used for tourism and events in the area.
Sydney has about 10 million people and is one of Australia’s most vibrant and diverse cities.
The city is one stop for travellers to Sydney, Melbourne and beyond.
Melbourne has about 1.5 million people.
“New Year’s Day in 2020 is going to be a big one for us as a city and we’re just really excited about it,” Ms McBride said.
“We’re going to have a lot of fun, and I think it’s going to help us get our foot on the gas again.”
How many fireworks will be set off?
In the event of a “no-fly zone” or any other restrictions, about 200 million fireworks will have been lit.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics says it is unclear how many will be launched.
“If the government decides to remove any of these restrictions then a lot more fireworks will get launched,” Ms McCall said.
Some events will also be postponed.
“The government will announce at the end of the year if we will continue to host events that we’re going forward with,” Ms McKenzie said.
But a new “no fly zone” will not be allowed for New Year and New Year is a government-approved term that means anyone flying a commercial aircraft over Sydney, or any airport in NSW, will be asked to turn back.
“It’s not the same as having a no-fly area, it’s just the idea of a no fly zone,” Ms McFarlane said.