Residents ring in new year in colourful fashion at Rockingham Foreshore


Rockingham resident John Wheatley took this fantastic shot of the fireworks at the Rockingham Foreshore.
Rockingham resident John Wheatley took this fantastic shot of the fireworks at the Rockingham Foreshore.

ROCKINGHAM’S New Year’s Eve celebrations were hugely successful with more than 25,000 people attending the farewell to 2017 and welcoming 2018.

Mayor Barry Sammels said the City had received positive feedback for its event.

“The City of Rockingham NYE Celebrations was an extremely successful night,” he said.

“The crowd comprised many families and groups of friends, with people from within the City and visitors from other parts of Perth coming together to celebrate at our beautiful family-friendly, smoke-free and alcohol-free beachside venue.

“Many patrons commented on the safety of the event and the variety of entertainment and food available.

“Special guest performer Shannon Noll was very well received and his act was thoroughly enjoyed by the huge crowd.”

He said staging two rounds of fireworks proved to be a crowd pleaser.

“With two spectacular fireworks shows launched from Rockingham Beach at 9pm and midnight, most of the crowd stayed throughout the evening until the last skyrocket faded across the water of Cockburn Sound,” Cr Sammels said.

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