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No cancellation compensation

03 Sep 2013

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The City of Melbourne will not extend the Friday night fireworks despite cancelling a third of the scheduled events due to safety concerns.

Council planned nine fireworks events during July and August but cancelled three of them due to wild weather prompting safety concerns.

A City of Melbourne spokesperson said the fireworks program wouldn’t be extended.

Council doesn’t plan to hold any events to compensate for the cancelled fireworks.

The spokesperson said the fireworks were cancelled after a risk assessment indicated that winds would exceed safety parameters.

“This is the first time in the history of the regular winter fireworks program that strong winds have forced us to cancel them three times,” the spokesperson said.

“While this is disappointing, the City of Melbourne places a premium on the safety of its residents and visitors.”

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