Gosford Celebrates return of Australia Day Community Event

by LukeAdmin

Live music, mouth-watering food options, and fireworks blasted over the stunning Brisbane Waters. These are just some of the many event highlights planned for Central Coast Council’s free Australia Day community event on Thursday 26 January 2023.

The all-age, inclusive event taking place at Leagues Club Park Gosford from 4pm-9pm is an opportunity for the community to come together following COVID-enforced cancellations of events last year. 

There’s plenty of activities for kids with face painting, games, and a mini fire truck. The crowd will be serenaded for four hours by bands including Mirrabooka, Baxters Revenge, The Shades, JellyFish, and headlined by Jamie Lindsay.

It also marks the return of the Australia Day event to Gosford and will be Council’s first event of 2023.

Melanie Smith, Council’s Director Community and Recreation Services is looking forward to the day and has a special warning for Gosford’s furry friends!

“This alcohol-free event is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together and enjoy food, music and fun in a safe environment,” Ms Smith said.

“The fireworks will be a fantastic conclusion to the festivities, however due to their sound and bright lights we do encourage all pet-owning nearby residents to make sure their animals are locked inside to reduce additional stress.

Council Administrator, Rik Hart said it will be an important event for the community and encouraged attendees to use public transport where possible.

“This Council event will be among the first of the year to bring the Central Coast community together, with large crowds anticipated to attend,” Mr Hart said. 

“For public safety, road closures will be in effect, so I encourage people to plan their trips to and around the Gosford CBD in advance.

“We’re fortunate to have such a beautiful location in Gosford to hold an event of this scale and I hope all attendees have a wonderful and safe afternoon.”

Road Closures 
Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions in the Gosford CBD from 6am until 11pm.
•   Georgiana Terrace between Dane Drive and Baker Street will be closed for the duration of the event
•   Baker Street between Georgiana Terrace and Vaughan Avenue will be closed for the duration of the event
•   Vaughan Avenue will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the event.
•    Dane Drive between the roundabout of Brian McGowan Bridge and Donnison Street will be closed for the duration of the event
•   A 40km/h speed reduction will be in place on Brian McGowan Bridge from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

For further information visit www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/australiaday The Australia Day community event is assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

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