New lights to pave the way

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Residents will soon be able to safely walk around Lake Albert late at night as work on Wagga’s Lights for Lake project officially kicks off.

The project, which is four years in the making, is one step closer to reality with work set to start on February 27. Mayor Greg Conkey said it was a big relief to finally start work on improving one of Wagga’s major tourist attractions.

 “The lake is used by hundreds of people each day and is a great benefit for all those people,” Mr Conkey said.   “We want to be a fitter community – hopefully we can get people walking at dusk until about 10pm at night.”  Cr Conkey said the hard work of the community was key to the project’s success with each of the 104 solar lights sponsored by a community member.  Committee 4 Wagga chair Judy Galloway said the lights will mean more people can enjoy Lake Albert in winter.  The community contributed a total of $230,000.

The works may require residents to detour off the track and onto the grass while some sections may be forced to close. The new lights will light up the 5.5km walking track at dusk and early morning and are fitted with motion sensors. The project is expected to be completed by the end of March.

Story courtesy of The Daily Advertiser.

MediaCristy Houghton