Rocky council looks to turn on Old Bridge lights in July
ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council is ready to let tenders for the long awaited feature lighting on the Old Bridge.
Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said she could not have believed when she first held discussions with the Department of Main Roads this time 12 months ago that it would take so long to get the final approval that will allow Council to actually get the lights installed.
"Council is waiting on the final approval for an Environmental Management Plan which Main Roads required. The final design includes feature lighting of trees at either end, coloured LED lights under the bridge which will be able to change colours, as well as a panel which can carry messages or pictures," Mayor Strelow said.
"I had originally set a deadline of Christmas 2014 and now even Beef Australia 2015 is looking out of the question. With the Rockhampton River Festival being held in July we will now turn on the lights on 10 July."