HAPPY NEW YEAR: This photo was taken at Noosa Marina's NYE firework show. Photo: Facebook
HAPPY NEW YEAR: This photo was taken at Noosa Marina's NYE firework show. Photo: Facebook

Firework turnout strong despite fire ban

DESPITE mixed opinions on New Year's Eve firework celebrations it seems locals enjoyed those organised at Noosa Marina.

Noosa Marina general manager Warren Smith said it was successful event and were pleased with the turnout.

"It went very well. There was a massive crowd for the fireworks," Mr Smith said.

"We had no complaints from people, and there was no danger of fire at the river."

"We actually had a lot of phone calls from people asking if we were having fireworks."

While the local government area is under a fire ban, fireworks are still permitted

Mr Smith said their fireworks were planned six months ago.

A little further down the river, Noosaville Business Association decided to postpone their firework show to a later date, but president Joel Laventrure said the night was still enjoyed by all.

"There was music and a lot of the restaurants held events," he said."

"Over all it was a really family-fun night."