The opening event for the new ‘Made in Lithgow’ lighting installation is set for Friday 30th September. The installation is part of the award-winning Streets as Shared Spaces program launched in May 2020, as a pilot to enable improvements across NSW during COVID-19 and into the future. As part of the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program, the project ‘Made in Lithgow’ received $440,035 and is proudly 100% funded by the NSW Government.
The concept and design of ‘Made in Lithgow’ was developed by Robbie Park, Council’s events coordinator in consultation with the local traditional landowners, Lithgow Environment Group, local businesses, and Lithgow District Chamber of Commerce.
Lighting design and programming for the project has been developed by Mark Hammer one of Australia’s leading lighting artists. Mark is in high demand in Australia and internationally for his expertise and innovative designs and practicality.
Mayor Maree Statham said “Made in Lithgow is a success story of collaboration involving local engineering and internationally renowned artists. Seven Valleys Tourism & Events have been instrumental in coordinating the project and I congratulate all the stakeholders who have brought the project to fruition and encourage locals to show their support by attending the opening”.
The narrative of the installation ‘Made in Lithgow’ includes recognition of the ancient connection of the traditional custodians to the area, the story of Lithgow’s long history of industrial and engineering prowess, a snapshot of the future of Lithgow, and recognising the natural beauty and unique flora and fauna of the region.
Local electrical, fabrication, services suppliers, and engineering businesses from Lithgow were engaged during the construction and installation process.
‘Made in Lithgow’ will add to the appeal of the Plaza as a venue for Pop Up Markets, Events, Live Music and will transform and re-energise the streets as part of the nighttime economy which is essential to getting NSW moving again.
Come along to Cook Street Plaza on Friday 30 September to see the switching on of the “Made in Lithgow” lighting installation from 5.30pm. There will be live music by The Lounge Catz, free face painting and glowing fairy floss for kids as well as roving entertainment from Lithgow Living History.
For more information about Streets as Shared Spaces and its programs go to http://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/…/streets-as-shared-spaces…
For further information please contact Robbie Park, Event’s Coordinator on (02) 6352 9131