Revamp under way for Esperance Christmas decorations

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The Shire of Esperance council chambers and administration building.
Camera IconThe Shire of Esperance council chambers and administration building. Credit: Amber Lilley/Kalgoorlie Miner

The festive spirit in Esperance is halfway through an audit, with the council set to receive an update on the current state of the local Christmas lights, and the refurbishment of the town Christmas tree.

In January, the Esperance council requested the shire replace or refurbish festive lighting, with concerns the decorations had been deteriorating and failing in recent years.

The request also included an investigation into lighting up the well-loved Norfolk Pine tree in the Post Office square for Christmas this year.

An update on the audit — to be tabled at Tuesday’s council meeting — indicates this could be a reality if the 2022-23 budget allows.

The Esperance town Christmas tree.
Camera IconThe Esperance town Christmas tree. Credit: Facebook/Supplied

This would include re-establishing the existing floodlight poles and power around the Norfolk pine tree, and using a coloured lighting system to project different hues on the tree for the festive period.

The report also states the main town Christmas tree has partly received a makeover, with all lights striped from the tree, the frame refurbished and the replacement lights received.

Shire staff are now planning to rewire the lights and polish the chrome baubles, as well as work with Horizon Power to fix three poles where the power supply is not working.

The town’s silver Christmas tree filled with big chrome baubles traditionally stands at the foreshore precinct throughout December.

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