Charitable groups to be given use of new Mandurah Bridge lights after City adopts new policy

The new Mandurah Bridge.
The new Mandurah Bridge.

CHARITABLE groups will be able to use the new Mandurah Bridge lights following the adoption of the Mandurah Bridge Use of Feature Lights Policy by City of Mandurah councillors at their meeting last night.

The policy recommended the bridge be illuminated every night with the aim of enhancing Mandurah’s visual appearance and sense of vitality, using the lighting to help approved charitable and not-for-profit organisations raise awareness of significant events or appeals and using the lighting for significant local events.

The council said the coloured lights were an outstanding opportunity to develop a new Mandurah icon to encourage visitors.

Procedures have been developed that will help groups use the lights to showcase their cause as well as highlighting community events.

Groups will be able to book the lights for one night, on condition they are a not-for-profit organisation recognised nationally or internationally and of significance to Mandurah and WA.

Bookings will not be accepted from commercial advertisers or individuals for private purposes.

As the lights are LED, the cost is estimated to be about $9100 a year or $175 a week.

The bridge was officially opened and the lights turned on April 8.

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