With ex-tropical cyclone Oswald moving south, wet weather arrangements for Australia Day celebrations around the region will be as follows:
Clifton: FE Logan Hall – Clifton’s Australia Day Celebrations will be held in the FE Logan Hall, so there should be no problem with rain.
Crows Nest: Crow’s Nest Community and RSL Centre – Crows Nest, Goombungee and Yarraman Australia Day venues are all community halls, so no wet weather venues required. For more information: Barry Miller 0409 874 147.
Goombungee – Goombungee Public Hall – In the case of Goombungee where there are outside activities for children, the only impact from wet weather will be the big water slide & jumping castle. The committee will review on Friday night and again early Saturday morning. Contact: Bronwyn Holland 0427 574 056.
Yarraman – Yarraman Memorial Hall – Glenda Stimpson 0428 161 410.
Hodgson Vale (Greenmount district) – Hodgson Vale Clubhouse – Our wet weather venue for Hodgson Vale, is the clubhouse. For more information: Erin Ford 0488 716 660, Cr Carol Taylor 0417 723 948, Kathy Eddie 0414 922 726
Highfields – Highfields Cultural Centre – The Highfields Aust Day wet weather venue is the Highfields Cultural Centre. The centre will be used for the official ceremony only if the weather is too wet for Highfields Pioneer Village. Public access to the Cultural Centre from noon with the awards to commence at 2pm. A call on whether to use the cultural centre will be made by mid-morning. For more information: Eddie Briffa – TRC CLO, 0417 794 776, Jody Dodds – Pioneer Village, 4696 6309 Renee Blackburn – Cultural Centre Manager, 0417 568 151.
Millmerran and Cecil Plains – The Cecil Plains State School Hall and facilities. The school is right beside the Cecil Plains Community Hall and park. For more information: Lorrain Ryan 4668 0191, CLO Contact – Ann D’Arcy 0448 137311.
Oakey – Oakey Cultural Centre – The Oakey presentations are all in the Oakey Cultural Centre, so will not be affected by rain. The celebrations (raft race etc) may be affected, but the Oakey committee will “play that by ear”.
Pittsworth – The Pittsworth Australia Day event will now be held at the Pittsworth Show Pavilion.
Toowoomba – please note that Toowoomba’s celebration at Picnic Point will now be moved to the indoor venue of Rumours International in Ruthven Street, Toowoomba commencing at 10am & concluding at 1pm. The Awards Ceremony will occur at 11:15am. There will be entertainment either side of the Awards Ceremony.