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Churchill town symbol 'Big Cigar' gets coloured lighting upgrades

New Lighting Upgrade for Churchill Town Symbol Offers Random Colors. No Specific Meanings. Council Plans 'Days of Significance and Awareness Campaign' Policy for Lighting Guidelines. Stay Tuned for Updates on Colors via council Channels.

By news@gippsland - 19th December 2023 - Back to News

Latrobe City Council has recently completed lighting upgrades to the Churchill Town Symbol. The upgrades were delivered as part of council's Annual Building Renewal Program and saw lighting reinstated to the town monument, affectionately referred to by locals as the 'Big Cigar'.

A tall square

A tall square "golden" tower created in 1967, 'Big Cigar' Tower symbolises Churchill, the Rotary Club brick wall lists pioneering families near the monument's base in town centre

Lighting policy updates

The upgrades to the lighting infrastructure offer a randomised light colour program, in addition to the standard warm yellow street light colour. The randomised coloured lighting sequence of the Churchill Town Symbol does not have any particular significance, even if by chance they align with a celebration day linked to that colour.

Where council illuminates the monument for a purpose, this will be published through council communication channels. Council is currently creating a 'Days of Significance and Awareness Campaign' Policy, which will aim to guide when council-owned facilities will light up in relevant celebration or commemorative colours.

Until this Policy is finalised, the Churchill Town Symbol lighting will remain programmed to a random colour function, unless otherwise communicated. For further updates about the Policy, please refer to council's website and social media.

Pictures from Wikipedia website.


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