Murwillumbah's CBD.
Murwillumbah's CBD.

CCTV paves way for fairy lights in Murwillumbah

FOLLOWING installation of Murwillumbah's long-awaited Closed Circuit Security Camera (CCTV) system, the town's business chamber has set its sights on a new goal - decorating trees in the town's central streets with fairy lights.

The ambitious project, which requires business owners to provide external power points for connection of the decorative lights - is set to be officially unveiled at a breakfast meeting of the chamber this Friday where the CCTV system is to be officially launched.

It is understood supporters of the decorative lights have had to wait until the 29 cameras which make up the $191,000 high-definition CCTV system were up and working before the lights, which could otherwise be vandal-prone, were considered.

Federal MP for Richmond, Justine Elliot, is due to officially declare the CCTV system launched at the Friday breakfast meeting in the Murwillumbah Services Club after which chamber president Toni Zuschke is set to outline plans for the next project - declaring the trees with fairly lights.

Mrs Zuschke said the chamber had spoken with a company called, MY-T-Bright which wants to use Murwillumbah as an example of how to light up a town using their products, and have offered excellent prices on these lights to do so.

It is understood the com- pany offers new LED-lights which use only a fraction of the electricity of standard decorative lights.

Ms Zuschke said Tweed Shire Council had indicated it would be happy to install the lights as long as businesses provide outdoor power points above their shop awnings to plug them into.

A Council spokesperson confirmed that is the case.

As a result the chamber would be urging local businesses to “Sponsor a Tree”- providing the power to light one up.

“We are hoping to get the whole town involved in this project so that we create a festive atmosphere in the evenings to bring families, tourists and the general community back out in the evenings to dine at our many and varied pubs, clubs and cafes,” she said.

Meanwhile, Ms Zuschke said businesses are gearing up for the World Championship Rally Australia in four weeks time which will see rally stages held on gravel roads west of Murwillumbah and special display stages held in the town at nights. She said Murwillumbah would offer the chance for spectators to get “up close and personal” with championship drivers.



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