The Heritage Lights and Building Illuminations in Main Street Romsey
Cold weather did not deter Romsey residents coming onto the Main Street on Friday 6th September 2019 to see the heritage lamps and building illuminations being turned on for the first time. Old Mates Cafe opened especially for the event, serving home-made hot donuts and hot drinks to grateful customers.
At 7pm, electrician Lachy DeAraugo flicked the switches to illuminate the Romsey Mechanics’ Institute, Fountain precinct, heritage lamps, Northern entry trees (Murphy Street intersection) and the former Shire Office building at the Hub.
Council was represented by East Ward Councillor Bill West, Leanne Davey (Economic Development and Tourism Unit) and Kerry Wilkinson (Engineering and Projects). This project was made possible by funding from Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Regional Development Victoria.
RRBATA thanks all of the community members involved in the Streetscape project working groups with special mention to Rhett Strautins and Geoff Bright who worked on the Lighting group. A huge thank you is also extended to Council staff members who supported the project during the period between its 2015 inception to now including Leanne Davey, Carina Doolan and former staff members Shane Power, Matt Irving, Janyce McMurtrie and Kylie Lethbridge.
Last night was a testament to Romsey’s town pride and another initiative to showcase the historic town centre.