It’s Time To Welcome In The New Year

To finish 2019 in style, Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) will once again host a free night of family friendly celebrations in lower Queens Park, off Margaret Street, Toowoomba.

TRC Environment and Community Committee Chair Councillor Geoff McDonald said the celebrations were an ideal opportunity for residents to unwind and reflect on the past year.

“With the ongoing drought and recent fires within the Region, there is no doubt 2019 has been a year of challenges but there have also been some amazing achievements we have accomplished this year,” he said.

“To celebrate the year that’s been and to welcome in the New Year, I invite everyone to come along to Queens Park on 31 December to join the party.

“As a result of the current total fire ban, and out of respect for those affected by the recent bushfires locally and around the country, there will be no fireworks display this year, but we will still be hosting an evening of family fun and festivities.

“In lieu of the fireworks we will be staging a light show to bring colour and light to the evening in a safe and enjoyable way. We will also be staging a rain dance to see if we can crack the drought which would be the perfect way to kick off 2020.”

“The food and rides will be open from 4.30pm and the family fun activities will be commencing at 5pm.

“The light show will start at 7.45pm and we will be joined by some emergency vehicles with their sirens blasting and lights flashing. There will be an opportunity for attendees to donate to the Bushfire Appeal.”

For more information on Council’s New Year’s Eve event, visit or contact Council on 131 872.

Submitted by:
Brendan Steinhardt
Principal Media and Strategic Relations
Stakeholder Engagement and Communications
Toowoomba Regional Council

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