Skyworks is back, baby!

After a heap of speculation that the biggest Australia Day fireworks in the country could be scrapped over COVID-19… it’s now locked and loaded.

The 2021 Australia Day Skyworks – as well as New Year’s Eve events this year – were under a cloud amid uncertainty about mass gatherings and the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus infections.

City of Perth Chairman Commissioner Andrew Hammond told 96FM’s Macca that last night’s decision was made fairly quickly.

“It was quite easy in the end,” he said.

“We had a chat with the Police Commissioner and the Chief Health Officer late last week and they gave us some pretty good news that COVID, providing that things stay the way they are… it’ll go ahead.”

He added that the “only snag” would be physical distancing.


“Our understanding is that [by then] there won’t be a need for physical distancing, in a compulsory sense,” he said.

“But we’d just like people to respect each other’s space, practice good personal hygiene and stay away from the event if they’re not well.”

It’s not just the Skyworks that’s been given the green light.

New Year’ in back on the card, with some slight changes.

Instead of holding gigs on multiple stages which attract crowds, Mr Hammond said that the City will have more “mobile entertainment” as well as closing off more streets surrounding the NYE celebrations in Northbridge, allowing more space for revellers.

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