Festive lights in time for Christmas

THE long awaited festive lighting for the foreshore is just days away from being installed. 

Sixteen plane trees on Tasman Terrace will be lit up with permanent in-ground, colour-changing LED lights.

The Port Lincoln City Council made the decision to go with the up-lighting option earlier this year after investigating and costing a number festive lighting options. 

The council’s community infrastructure manager Nigel Melzner said the lights had arrived and staff were now organising traffic management.

We are on track to have the lights in by early December, in time for Carols on the Foreshore.

Community infrastructure manager Nigel Melzner

“We are on track to have the lights in by early December, in time for Carols on the Foreshore,” Mr Melzner said.

Two programmable LED up-lights will be installed on either side of the plane trees, which the council decided earlier this year would be most effective and offer the most flexibility throughout the year.

The up-lighting system will have the capability to control up to 150 lights, and was also designed to be energy efficient and low maintenance. 

The lights will also able to be set to operate under a range of pre-set scenes for certain times or events throughout the year like Christmas, Australia Day, Pink Ribbon Day.