New Year’s Eve event on the horizon for Kalgoorlie-Boulder

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Tegan GuthrieKalgoorlie Miner
Crowds gathered on the Esperance foreshore for the New Year's Eve fireworks display.
Camera IconCrowds gathered on the Esperance foreshore for the New Year's Eve fireworks display. Credit: Amber Lilley/Kalgoorlie Miner

The organisers of the annual Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community Fair have committed to organising a New Year’s Eve celebration with fireworks, something the town has been without for many years.

Fair Society Committee president Sue Davey said the decision was voted on unanimously by the committee after calls from the community were sparked online this past new year.

Ms Davey said it was still early days of the preparations but that she had already been inundated with calls of donations and support from photographers, musicians, DJs, stallholders and more.

She said she envisioned the event would take place at Cruickshank Sports Arena with live music, food vendors, fireworks display, with people encouraged to bring picnic hampers and rugs.

“Just for the families to get out of the house, especially with the kids, and to sit down and relax and have a good night,” she said.

“Not a late one, but maybe if there’s demand one year we could look at doing an earlier display for the families and then another one at midnight for the adults who want to stay up to celebrate.

“It depends on the community and how they respond and what they want, so we hope to hear from everyone.”

Ms Davey said she hoped that by offering something local, fewer people would travel to Esperance and elsewhere for the occasion.

She called for sponsorship and donations to support the event, as well as for committee members to jump on board to help with planning.

Those interested in helping out are encouraged to email

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