City of Mandurah supports plans for Christmas lights display to span length of city centre

Lighting for future Mandurah Christmases could look like this.
Lighting for future Mandurah Christmases could look like this.

CITY of Mandurah has thrown its support behind a plan to design and implement a Christmas lights display that flows from one side of the city centre to the other.

The city centre has been decorated for the past seven years within the constraints of restricted funding and a lack of strategic direction.

But after battling weather conditions and a coastal environment, the bulk of decorations used last Christmas have reached their use-by date and need replacing.

The Tuckey Street roundabout community tree will be replaced in 2019.

The council was told it was time to present a plan with future displays that resonated with the community, drew visitors and encouraged business to help enhance the city centre.

It will approach Western Power to change the ownership of streetlights in the city centre from a Western Power asset to a City of Mandurah asset.

In June last year, the council also decided to fund installation of lighting along the eastern foreshore estuary edge walkway to enhance public safety.

However, the council has now decided it would be more appropriate to design future lighting to complement the proposed concept design for the foreshore and resolved no work be done at this time and funding placed in a reserve account.

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