Geelong’s Catenary Lights
Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons turned on Geelong’s latest attraction on the evening of Friday the 10th of July. A huge cantenary light system has been installed over the intersection of Malop and Moorabool Streets blazing an array of LED colour throughout the city centre.
The stunning lighting effects are a new permanent icon for the city and will brighten the evenings with amazing light shows starting at dusk and running through until around midnight every day of the year. The are a new focal pint when entering the city centre and can be seen from Eastern Park to Johnstone Park and from the watefront right to nearly Kardinia Park. At a cost of around half a million dollars the system consists of 48 long tubular lights that change colours high above the intersection in what is a dazzling display suspended on huge guy-wires spanning the four buildings on the intersection. There are plans to have them programmed to suit special occasions. During the launch Mayor Lyons’s mentioned they could turn green for St Patrick’s Day, pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Week. He also mentioned he hoped they would be blue and white during this years Grand Final Week but we are thinking that might be a little bit of a stretch- hopefully next year- Go Cats!
The lights can also be synced to change colours with music, with music being another plan the city is working on introducing to Geelong’s heart.
The lighting ceremony on Friday night also included a some other fun around the city centre with live music and the ever popular food trucks lining the Geelong Mall with some delicious treats.