THE Esplanade and foreshore from Barrack Street to the Narrows will be closed as viewing areas for this year’s City of Perth Skyworks event due to Elizabeth Quay construction works.
But City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said there would be a range of activities planned for the Langley Park Entertainment Zone.
She said there would be BYO picnic zones at Kings Park and Langley Park.
This is the third year that the zones will be made available to the public.
Ms Scaffidi said about 15,000 people used the picnic zones last year.
“Persons over 18 can bring one six pack of beer or pre-mixed drinks or one bottle of wine per adult,” she said.
“Alcohol consumption is only permitted in the BYO picnic zones between 6.30pm and 8.45pm. Outside of these hours it will remain illegal to drink alcohol within these areas.”
Ms Scaffidi said there would be a strong security and police presence in the zones at all times and anti-social behaviour would not be tolerated.
She said the remainder of the City of Perth Skyworks would be an alcohol-free event at all times.
“After last year’s event, I asked the public if we should continue the Skyworks event. There was strong support to continue the event,” she said.
“Changes have been made this year, mainly due to the loss of the Esplanade.
“We have introduced a new laser and water show visible from Langley Park during the fireworks display and introduced new activities on Langley Park.”
Perth was the only Australian city to put on an all-day Australia Day spectacular.
“It is also the largest Australia Day event in the country,” she said.
“This allows Perth to stand on centre stage as the destination to celebrate everything that encompasses being Australian. The fireworks are a crowd favourite, but there is much more to the day than the pyrotechnics display.
“Australia Day is a chance for all Australians to come together to celebrate our accomplishments, community and culture.”