Bright future for city sights

Published on 08 April 2020


Some of the city's key locations have gone up in lights over the last few days as testing begins on the Australia's Heritage Perfectly Highlighted project.

The project involves permanent coloured lighting and projection installations at the Town Hall Facade, Civic Centre, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Town Square, and Sturt Park.

Mayor Darriea Turley AM said the installations would add a new level of vibrancy across the city once completed.

"This lighting will ensure these key areas and buildings around our city are an attraction even at night," she said.

"We can also use it to complement events and initiatives - I can imagine all our prominent spaces being lit up green for St Pats weekend, or in Christmas colours for the festive season.

"It will add a whole new element to the city after dark."

The project was already underway when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and Mayor Turley said the Silver Bullet Projects team tasked with installation had done a great job under difficult circumstances.

"It's still a work in progress, but I think it looks amazing so far," she said.

"I look forward to the project being completed and these lights becoming a regular feature of the city once this pandemic passes and things return to normal."

The Australia's Heritage Perfectly Highlighted project is supported NSW Government through the Restart NSW Growing Local Economies Fund.