Fairy lights in Rockhampton Photo: Contributed
Fairy lights in Rockhampton Photo: Contributed

Rockhampton CBD becomes fairy light central

Over the coming weeks and just in time for the new Rockhampton River Festival, the city centre will be brought to life with the installation of fairy lights along East St.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said the addition of fairy lights down East St will add a durable and energy efficient sparkle to the city at night.

"The fairy lights are one little step towards creating an invigorated CBD, providing the ambience needed for a thriving night time café culture and was developed in response to requests from city centre business stakeholders," she said.

Commercial lighting experts Firefly Lighting Co. from Brisbane have supplied the hardware and local electrical company and council contractor Peter Conaghan Electrical will complete the installation.

"Taking inspiration from Noosa, Southbank Parklands and Broadbeach Mall, all medium to large trees in the central parking island on East Street between William St and Fitzroy St will be illuminated with a firefly-like glow," Mayor Strelow said.

"With a number of visitors expected in the Region, this is an opportunity to show our city in the best possible light."

The second stage will be completed within eight weeks following the River Festival, with works occurring 8pm to 4am Sunday to Thursday, until the project is complete.



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