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Bushfire Appeal To Benefit From Fireworks Cancellation

Story: Sally Eberhardt
Nov 23, 2019
Bushfire Appeal to Benefit from Fireworks Cancellation
Moreton Bay Region Council has received positive feedback for their decision to cancel their planned fireworks displays in support of those affected by the bushfires in so many parts of Queensland.

The announcement was made via a Facebook post which has been shared thousands of times and garnered many approving comments.

Mayor Allan Sutherland said that it’s all about Australians supporting Australians. “It just doesn’t sit well with me or the other councillors to sit around watching fireworks while other people have their houses burning down.”

“We think the money should go to the Bushfire Appeal rather than going up in smoke.”

“We will still support community groups with funding for events, just not for fireworks” Mayor Sutherland said.

The council has banned ALL fireworks as part of the complete fire ban which is effective immediately.The following events will still go ahead but without fireworks: North Lakes Christmas Carols, Sunday 1st December; Scarborough Christmas Carols, Sun 8th December; Pine Rivers Christmas Carols, Sun 15th December.

At this stage, Moreton Bay is the only confirmed council to cancel fireworks in support of bushfire victims though many Facebook comments express hope that other councils will follow their lead.