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Lighting up Palmerston

About

Do you have a significant event coming up that you would like to promote in Palmerston?

Do you work for a community organisation or charity that's looking for a new way to get your message out there?

To assist our community with spreading awareness within Palmerston, community groups and organisations can now request to light up various Council infrastructure to highlight special events, causes and days of significance, including lighting up the iconic Palmerston Water Tower!

Requests for consideration include:

  • Significant local and regional events
  • Historic events
  • Events of City, State, National or International significance.

For further information on this program, read the Lighting Up Palmerston Policy available here.

Please note that lighting will not be considered for commercial entities or personal occasions.

 

The Palmerston Water Tower was lit in yellow for National Road Safety Week in 2020. 

What can I request to light up?

If you are organising or representing a special event, cause or day/week of significance, you may be eligible to light up the following Council assets:

  • Palmerston Water Tower
  • Frances Drive Light Pole
  • Memorial Park Light Poles (will require approval from the Palmerston RSL)
  • Palmerston Recreation Centre

Please note that the City of Palmerston Library is scheduled to receive external lighting upgrades in the near future and will be added to this list. 

Duration

Requests can be made for one night up to seven nights (one week). 

Colours available

We have the capability to light up Palmerston in all the colours of the rainbow! Every effort will be made to match the requested colour that represents the event or cause.

Cost

There is no cost to the community for one colour lighting. Any extraordinary costs will need to be covered by the organisation making the booking and you will be notified of this beforehand.

Request to Light up a Council asset

Complete the online form to make your request. 

Please note that making a request is not a guarantee that your event will be added to our Lighting Up Palmerston calendar. Thank you for your understanding. 

Previous and current bookings

Month

Event

Time

Colour

World Cancer Day

Feb 4  

Orange and Blue

International Mother Language Day

Feb 21

Blue

Ovarian Cancer Australia

Feb 24

Blue

March

Endometriosis Australia

1 March –7 March  

Yellow

International Women’s Day

8 March

Purple

World Glaucoma Week

 6-12 March

Green

National Close the Gap Day

17 March

Orange

Coeliac Awareness Week

18-20 March

Green

Harmony Day

21 March

Orange

World Tuberculosis Day

24 March

Red

Transgender Day of Visibility

31 March

Blue and Pink

April

World Autism Day

2 April

Blue

Australian Dysphonia Network - World Voice Day - Shining light on Voice Disorders

13 April – 19 April  

Red

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Day

19 April  

Blue, Pink and Yellow

Anzac Day  

22 – 24 April  

Projection / Red

May

International Firefighters Day

2 May – 5 May  

Red

Alannah & Madeline Foundation (Dolly's Dream)

12 May  

Blue

Road Safety Week

15 and 16 May

Yellow

Children's Tumour Foundation
 

17 May –22 May  

Blue

Pride – Fab on Francis

28 May  

Rainbow

June

World Haemochromatosis Week  

1 June – 2 June  

Red

Queens Platinum Jubilee

3 June – 10 June

Purple

World Sickle Cell Day

19 June

Red

 Shine like a Sunflower (World Scleroderma Day)

 26 June – 29 June  

Yellow

July

Territory Day

1 July  

Orange

Geekfest

15-18 July

Purple

International Non-Binary Peoples Day

14 July

Purple and Yellow

Aug

Sept

RU OK Day

8 September

Yellow

World Sepsis Day

13 September

Orange

Oct

Dyslexia Awareness Week

7 - 13 October

Red

International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

15 October

Pink and Blue

The Australasian Mastocytosis Society (TAMS)

20 October

Purple

Nov

International Men’s Day

19 Nov

Blue

Dec

Christmas Festivities

11 - 31 December

Green/Red

Eligibility

  • Any annual events must be applied for and assessed each year; and requests will be responded to on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Lighting of Council assets will only be considered in honour of significant local and regional events, historic events, and extraordinary events/occurrences of City, Territory, and National or International significance.
  • Lighting will not be considered for commercial entities or personal occasions.
  • Requests for illumination to commemorate or honour an individual will not be eligible and would only be permitted by exception.
  • Any annual events must be applied for and assessed each year; there will not be automatic renewals.
  • Requests will be subject to availability and responded to on a first-come, first -served basis.
  • Duration would typically be for a day, lasting up to a week if applicable.
  • The event or awareness campaign must have a community benefit that aligns with outcomes in the Community Plan.
  • To be eligible for consideration as a not-for-profit organisation, the organisation must provide a Registered Charity or Not-For-Profit Certificate from an Australian government charity and not-for-profit register.
  • Applications will not be considered for individuals for their own purposes.
  • All applications are subject to availability and the joint approval of the Chief Executive Officer and Mayor.