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Proposed Christmas Lights in Griffith

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My Community Project - Bright Lights on Banna

My Community Project is all about local ideas, local projects and local decisions - help decide which projects get funding in the Murray electorate. 
If you live in NSW and are 16 years or older, you’ll be able to vote for the projects in your electorate. 
Voting across NSW will close on 15 August 2019.

How do I vote for projects in my area?

You’ll be able to vote online or at your nearest Service NSW Centre. To vote, you’ll need:
  • Login or create a MyServiceNSW Account-  if you do not have an account, sign up on the Service NSW website at, call 13 77 88 or visit the Service NSW centre located at Kooyoo Street Griffith
  • Provide your Medicare card to verify your name and age    
  • Provide your NSW residential address    
You’ll need to pick between three and five projects in the Murray electorate, arrange them in order of your preference, then submit your vote. Each person can vote only once.

What’s this project about?

The project will light up the trees and buildings along Banna Avenue. It will rejuvenate the street and help improve visual appeal. Importantly, it will also reinvigorate community spirit as everyone has suffered during the drought. The enhanced atmosphere will improve the experience for those participating in community events and festivals, and also in daily life with the city boasting many outdoor eateries along the street.

The project evolved after I, and others in the community, voiced strong disappointment at the lack of festive spirit last Christmas. Many people suggested fairy lights, but rather than just enjoy the lights at Christmas time, I think it will be better as a permanent feature. This will allow the community to enjoy the atmosphere in daily life and also for the many events that are held in the city.

Council has agreed to establish a Working Group to drive the lighting project. It includes passionate community members, as well as Councillors and staff from Griffith City Council. Our enthusiastic group has identified a vision and implementation strategy for the main street. Council have given consent and, if successful, we are ready to proceed with the project. Installation and ongoing maintenance will be undertaken by Griffith City Council.

Why should you vote for this project?

  • The project will reinvigorate community spirit by creating a wonderful atmosphere and ambience down Banna Avenue.
  • The project will enhance our CBD by lighting up the trees and buildings along the main street of Griffith.
  • The project evolved due to community feedback and will be a wonderful collaboration of community members and our local council.

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