Fireworks set to go off with a bang

Fireworks set to go off with a bang

BLOWN AWAY: New Year’s Eve fireworks at Newcastle Foreshore will fire from Griffiths Park in Stockton and shower explosions of colour more than 330m wide. Picture: Max Mason-HubersFIREWORKSNewcastle Foreshore, 9pm; Nelson Bay, 9pm; Tea Gardens, 9:30pm; Tanilba Bay, 9pm;Maitland, 9pm; Hunter Valley Gardens, 9pm; Toronto Foreshore, 9pm; Wangi Wangi, 9pm; Hunters Quarter, 9pm; Harrigan’s Irish Pub, 12am.
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COUNCILSNewcastleCouncil Offices: Closed until Tue, Jan. 2. Garbage collection: All services as normal from New Year’s Day. Beaches: Normal partols. Ocean Baths: All open as normal. Pools: All open. Libraries: Closed, reopen Tue, Jan. 2 (except Newcastle City & Wallsend which are open until SaturdayDec 30 as normal). Blackbutt reserve: Open as normal. Newcastle Museum: Closed New Year’s Day, open 10am-5pm all other days. Newcastle Art Gallery: Closed New Year’s Day, open 10am-5pm all other days. Fort Scratchley Historic Site:Closed New Year’s Day, open 10am-4pm other days.Lake MacquarieCouncil offices: Closed until Tue, Jan 2. Works Depot: Closed until Tue, Jan 2. Garbage collection: All services as normal from Mon, Jan 1. Awaba Waste Management Facility: Open as normal. Beaches: Normal patrols. Pools: All open. Libraries: Charlestown, Swansea and Toronto Libraries open Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 December 2017 between 10am-1pm. All other branches closed until Tue, Jan. 2. Lake Macquarie Art Gallery: Closed New Year’s Day. Visitor Info Centre: Open as normal.Cessnock Council Offices: Closed until Tue, Jan. 2. Garbage collection: Services as normal from Mon, Jan 1. Waste Re-use Centre: Open 8.30am to 4.30pm. Greta Transfer Station: Open as normal. Pools: Cessnock & Branxton: Open 7am to 6pm., Kurri Kurri: New Year’s Eve 5.30am to noon, New Year’s Day 10am to 4pm. Libraries: Closed until Tue, Jan. 2. Performing Arts Centre: Closed until Mon, Jan. 8. Hunter Valley Visitors Centre: Open as normal.Port StephensCouncil Offices: Closed until Tue, Jan. 2. Garbage Collection: Services collected as normal. Salamander Bay Transfer Station: Open as normal. Newline Road Waste Facility: Open as normal. Beaches: Partols as normal. Pools: All open, restricted hours. Libraries: Closed until Tue, Jan. 2. (Tilligerry closed until Mon, Jan. 15). Visitor Info Centre: Open as normal. Children’s Services Admin Office: Closed until Tue, Jan. 2.MaitlandCouncil Offices: Closed until Tue, Jan. 2. Works Depot: Closed until Tue, Jan. 2. Garbage Collection: All services as normal from Mon, Jan. 1. Mt Vincent Road Waste Management Centre: Open as normal. Pools: Closed from 4pm New Year’s Eve, open 11am to 7pm New Year’s Day. Libraries: Closed until Tue, Jan. 2. Maitland Regional Art Gallery: Closed New Year’s Day. Visitor Info Centre: Open 10am to 3pm. Maitland Gaol: Open 10am to 4pm New Year’s Eve, closed New Year’s Day.

Shopping CentresCharlestown Square: Open 10am to 5pm New Year’s Eve, Closed New Year’s Day. Westfield Kotara: Open 10am to 4pm New Year’s Eve, Closed New Year’s Day. Marketown: Open as normal New Year’s Eve, Open New Year’s Day 10am to 4pm (Supermarkets open longer). Stockland Jesmond: Open 10am to 4pm New Year’s Eve, Closed New Year’s Day. Stockland Greenhills: Open 10am to 4pm New Year’s Eve, Closed New Year’s Day. Stockland Wallsend: Open 10am to 4pm New Year’s Eve, Closed New Year’s Day. Stockland Glendale: Open 10am to 4pm New Year’s Eve, Closed New Year’s Day.

ChemistsDocs Megasave Pharmacy (Newcastle West): Open 8am to 9pm New Year’s Eve, Open 9am to 10pm, New Year’s Day. Strachans Pharmacy (New Lambton): Open 8am-9pm, New Year’s Eve, Closed New Year’s Day. Darby Street Pharmacy (Cooks Hill): Open 8am-8pm everyday. Chemist Works (Glendale): Open 8am to midnight, New Year’s Eve, Closed New Year’s Day. Tenambit Pharmacy: Open 9am-5pm everyday. Myall Pharmacy (Hawks Nest): Open 830am-6pm everyday. Myall Pharmacy (Tea Gardens): Closed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Discount Drug Store (Nelson Bay): Open 9am to 4pm New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Medical & Emergency

GP Access: after hours medical services 1300 130 147. Emergency: Ambulance, fire brigade and police as usual on 000. State Emergency Service: 132 500.

The Newcastle Foreshore New Year’s Eve event map.