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Sydney’s New Year’s Eve will be under the watchful eye of a massive police and security presence with more than one million revellers expected in the CBD.

Dozens of officers armed with Colt M4 semi-automatic rifles will be on guard to protect crowds during the massive celebrations.

Riot squad officers with the military-style semi-automatic rifles will be equipped to launch a tactical armed assault in response to a high-risk situation like a vehicle attack or mass stabbing.

Sydney’s $7 million display will this year include a rainbow waterfall of fireworks cascading from the Harbour Bridge to celebrate the victory of same-sex marriage in Australia.

NSW authorities are warning of significant road closures on New Year’s Eve throughout Sydney, including the Harbour and Anzac bridges, and have urged the public to use trains and buses rather than cars during the evening.

More than 4500 extra public transport services will be running to and from the city as the city is swamped with revellers celebrating the end of 2017.

Meanwhile Better Regulation Minister Matt Kean has warned Sydneysiders to beware of New Year’s “fizzers” and to report parties and promoters that fail to deliver on ticketed events.

“When you’ve been looking forward to an event all year, and hand over large sums of your heard-earned money, you rightly expect a fun night out,” Mr Kean said in a statement.

“However, in recent years we’ve instead seen some notorious events where parties have been cancelled at the last minute, or closed down because there were too many attendees.”

Mr Kean said partygoers were protected by Australian Consumer Law and can demand refunds or compensation if events don’t match advertising.


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