Lord Mayor’s Message
Our Creative Ambassador this year is an Australian icon. He’s a gifted artist, well known for his ground breaking work with Mambo Australia and for his contribution to the music industry through bands Mental As Anything and Dog Trumpet.
Reg Mombassa, a local resident, has worked tirelessly with the City of Sydney and Imagination Australia, to bring this year’s theme, Shine, to life. His inimitable artistic touch will transform our city, villages and beautiful harbour for the celebrations.
The 9PM Family Fireworks and famous Midnight Fireworks will again be designed and choreographed by internationally renowned Fireworks Director, Fortunato Foti.
As we celebrate the arrival of the new year, I encourage you to support our 2013 charity partner, Engineers without Borders Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with local groups and communities – in Australia and overseas – to help provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene, energy, basic infrastructure, waste systems, communication technologies and engineering education.
This year, 31 December will be a night to remember. We expect about 1.6 million people to join us in and around Sydney Harbour for the big countdown, as well as hundreds and thousands of people live streaming from across the nation and all over the globe, as Sydney leads the way, ringing in 2014.
Please remember to plan ahead for a memorable night, look out for your friends and celebrate responsibly.
I hope you have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore