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Melbourne set to receive security boost for New Year’s Eve celebrations

Neil Mitchell
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New Year’s Eve celebrations will cost the City of Melbourne around three million dollars. 

That includes $500,000 worth of fireworks.

The remaining $2.5m goes towards security, public transport and safety barriers.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle tells Tony Jones there will be a slight step-up in security compared to previous CBD celebrations.

DOYLE: ‘We want to make sure we don’t have a repeat on what happened last year.’

JONES: ‘Are you talking about Moomba?’

DOYLE: ‘I am.’

Doyle says, ‘If we need to put more resources in, we’ll do it.’ 

The Lord Mayor is expected to make further New Year’s Eve announcements on Friday.

Giving 3AW Mornings a little teaser he says, ‘There will be a third more fire works this year!’

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