Fairy lights to light up City Centre

Published: 23 Jun 2023

Visting the Mackay City Centre at night is set to become a magical experience.

FireFly Lighting, on behalf of council, will be installing fairy lights in the centre median gardens along Wood and Victoria streets over the next few weeks.

Mayor Greg Williamson said 15 palm trees and three street trees would be illuminated as part of the project.

“We have received a number of requests from local businesses to increase the number of illuminated trees in the City Centre,” Mayor Williamson said.

“The fairy lights will help create an inviting and ambient atmosphere for residents and visitors supporting City Centre restaurants and businesses and they will improve safety in the area,” he said.

“The lights will also complement the recent public realm work completed as part of the Mackay Waterfront project and will improve the street appeal of the CBD as a whole.”

The installation of the fairy lights will require road closures due to safety requirements and machinery movements. Pedestrian access will not be affected and laneways will be accessible via traffic controllers onsite.

The works will be completed in four stages on the following dates to reduce impacts to businesses in the area:

> Stage 1: Wood Street, between Gordon and Victoria streets, northbound traffic only.
Monday, June 26, to Thursday, June 29.

> Stage 2: Victoria Street, between Wood and Gregory streets, westbound traffic only.
Thursday, June 29, to Friday, June 30.

> Stage 3: Victoria Street, between Wood and Sydney streets, westbound traffic only.
Thursday, July 6, to Friday, July 7.

> Stage 4: Wood Street, between River and Victoria streets, northbound traffic lane.
Monday, July 10, to Wednesday, July 12.

The work will be completed between the hours of 7am and 5pm and road closures will be in place during working hours only.

The taxi rank in Wood Street will also be temporarily moved to the overflow taxi rank in the centre median strip on Wood Street during the works.

Visit Connecting Mackay for further information.