If you had planned to celebrate under a sky full of colour at Lake Wallace this New Years Eve you'll have to rethink your plans.
Wallerawang Lidsdale Progress Association (WLPA), in conjunction with the RFS made the difficult decision to postpone the NYE pyrotechnical event due to the ongoing drought and bushfires.
"We spoke to the RFS and they advised us it was too risky, too dry," WLPA secretary Ros Francis said.
She said it was a tough decision that was thought long and hard about.
"It is a little disappointing, but we thought about what might've happened if one spark hit the pine forest of even the grass at the lake which crunches under your feet as you walk on it at the moment.
"It could cause chaos," she said.
Ms Francis said the plan was to postpone the event until a substantial rainfall occurs, which she hopes to see at the end of February and early March.
"We hope to get some rain and find a good day so everyone can come along," she said.
She said there were discussions to split the event and just have the rides and stalls but it was better to keep it all together.
"If we split it there would be nothing to look forward to at the end of the night, we want it to be a full package.
"So the rides and everything have been put on hold for the meantime," she said.
Ms Francis wanted to thank the community and sponsors of the event for their support and understanding.
"Thank you everyone for your kind comments and supporting our decision," she said.
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