LIGHT IT UP: Cr Adam Belot and his family check out the new lights on Yeppoon’s foreshore.
LIGHT IT UP: Cr Adam Belot and his family check out the new lights on Yeppoon’s foreshore. Contributed

Lights brighten the Yeppoon foreshore

AN EXCITING milestone occurred last Friday night when more than 20 lights were turned on along the Yeppoon foreshore, creating a safer and more user-friendly atmosphere for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Cr Adam Belot said the significant infrastructure investment of about $200,000 was money well spent, considering the importance of beachfront foreshores to a coastal town like Yeppoon.

"A vibrant foreshore is such an asset to any coastal town, and now that the lights have been upgraded, more people will enjoy the beautiful ambience for longer," Cr Belot said.

Town planning consultant Bill Gannon, who recently worked with the Livingstone Shire Council on the Centenary of Anzac Project at Emu Park, was very supportive of any efforts by council to present the Yeppoon foreshore in the best possible manner.

Cr Belot said local CBD businesses were glad to see investment by LSC along the foreshore.

"When the zero depth water park is finished and the upgraded lights are glowing, we feel the future looks very bright for the Capricorn Coast," he said.

Infrastructure Services director Dan Toon said a study on the Yeppoon foreshore lighting was conducted last year, revealing the port hole lights were non-compliant as they were positioned lower than the required height.

"To rectify this, council has recently installed 20 LED pole lights along the lower foreshore footpath and around the spirit stone. There are also new lights leading up to the spirit stone, LED strip lights to the Yeppoon art sign and fluorescent lights to the surf lifesaving club balcony.

"As these lights are switched on, the existing port hole lights will now be disconnected."



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