Mt Barker TV tower illuminated in trial for potential tourist attraction

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The Mt Barker tower lit up in pink.
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The Mt Barker Hill tower was lit up last Friday as part of a trial for decorative lighting as a tourist attraction.

The lighting display gave a glimpse of what could become a permanent feature.

Shire president Chris Pavlovich said the Shire was seeking feedback from the community before it went any further.

“We also want to find out the true costings if we want to do something on a permanent basis,” he said.

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“If it was made permanent, it would be a light switch there and we could turn it on any time that we want to use it.

“If that means it runs every day or only for special events, that will depend on the running costs. The more colour options you have obviously the more expensive it is.”

Cr Pavlovich said he hoped it would entertain visitors and draw more people to the town.

“You want to leave these people with a lasting memory,” he said.

“You want them to say ‘When you go down there, have a look at the TV tower, it’s all lit up and changes colours,’ as a conversation piece.”

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