There’s heaps on in the region for Southern Downs and Granite Belt dwellers to get patriotic on January 26.
There’s heaps on in the region for Southern Downs and Granite Belt dwellers to get patriotic on January 26.

Australia Day celebrations moved indoors

FIREWORKS and snags on the barbecue are off the agenda tomorrow, as predicted wet weather moves Warwick's Australia Day celebrations indoors.

Organisers, in consultation with Mayor Peter Blundell have made the decision to relocate Warwick's Australia Day celebrations from Victoria Park to the Town Hall.

"Unfortunately all forecasts are leaning toward deteriorating weather rather than improving weather," Mr Blundell said.

"Today's late morning formal weather warning from the Bureau of Meteorology was for severe weather with damaging winds of up to 90kmh and severe rainfall.

"In the last hour we are hearing updates that in excess of 200mm is predicted with destructive winds expected to reach Toowoomba and the Darling Downs late Saturday."

Warwick Tourism and Events CEO Tracy Vellacott expressed disappointment at the change of venue but was confident that Warwick's program would still rouse some proud Aussies to enjoy an Australia Day concert and recognise Australia Day Award recipients and nominees.

Festivities will still start at 4pm tomorrow



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