From the Mayor: Tacking Point lighthouse works shine

Delivering projects: Mayor Peta Pinson praises the works at Tacking Point lighthouse.
Delivering projects: Mayor Peta Pinson praises the works at Tacking Point lighthouse.

One of the best things about working as your Mayor, is having the opportunity to advocate for, and see much-needed projects come to life in our growing community.

Last Thursday, with the Federal Member for Cowper, Pat Conaghan, I was delighted to open Lighthouse Rd (East), after the much-needed upgrades to improve safety and make the lighthouse easier to access.

If you haven't been down to check the improvements out yet, I encourage you do so... and make sure you pack a cuppa, and take the time to chill out, breathe in the fresh sea air, and enjoy the spectacular views.

One of the great things are the improvements to safety for pedestrians, and you can now stroll on a dedicated pathway all the way from Davis Crescent through to the lighthouse.

Tacking Point Lighthouse is one of our top three visitor attractions, and I can imagine the stories people tell when they return home from their travels, about our beautiful lighthouse, the views, and all the other wonderful things they discovered while visiting our region.

Our lighthouse would no doubt always be a highlight, and with that spectacular view and opportunity to catch a glimpse of a passing whale, who could blame them.

Whilst we're talking about our lighthouse, make sure you mark in your diary Friday the 25th of October, when the lighthouse will absolutely shine as part of 'Light it Red for Dyslexia'. If you haven't heard of this before, it's part of Dyslexia Awareness Month, where iconic landmarks are lit red to create awareness, and raise funds for the 1 in 5 children who struggle with language and learning.

In addition to the Tacking Point Lighthouse turning red, the Glasshouse and Town Square will also be lit red on Tuesday the 15th of October, so make sure you come along and enjoy these spectacles as well, and help this great cause.

And finally, a huge thanks to our Council team and contractor Eire Constructions for such a great (and speedy) job in upgrading Lighthouse Road.