Police praise crowd behaviour

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By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – Ari Rex/

HIT 104.7 Skyfire has wrapped up for another year, and it went off with a bang!

Thousands of people lined the shores of Lake Burley Griffin to enjoy the spectacular fireworks display, the Super Hornet flyover, live entertainment and the new Family Fun Zone.

Canberra FM General Manager Craig Wagstaff said there’s been a lot of positive feedback.

“From the people we were chatting to everyone seemed to be enjoying it and of course the fireworks which is the star of the show were fantastic from our perspective,” he said.

“A highlight is to get so many Canberrans and visitors out in amongst the community on the same evening." 

ACT Police have praised crowd behaviour, with only three under-age drinkers detained.

They were returned to their parents and referred to the ACT Health Alcohol Diversion Program.

Four missing children were reported, but were reunited with their parents.

One young person will be summonsed for supplying cannabis and a 21-year-old woman will be summonsed for supplying alcohol to three people under 18.

One adult was taken into custody for being drunk and disorderly, while one was fined for urinating in public.

Overall, HIT 104.7 Skyfire was a huge success!

Plans will get underway in the coming months for next year’s event, with HIT 104.7 Skyfire turning the big 3-0!

20 March 2017

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