Invercargill City Council Chief Executive Richard King this afternoon released a breakdown of costs around the city’s new Christmas lights and decorations.
The breakdown shows that approximately half the cost of the $249,000 project for Invercargill City’s new Christmas lights and decorations will be incurred in installation expenses, a portion of which will be one-off costs in providing electrical connections to poles and trees.
Decorations, including lights will cost $119,600, while installation will cost $129,185.
The project will deliver:
- Lights, LED banners and tree lights in Tay and Dee Streets
- LED banner lights and tree lights in Esk Street
- Flags in Kelvin and Don Streets
- A 10 metre illuminated tree, other lights and a decorative Christmas feature in Wachner Place
- Decorated trees in the Bluff, Windsor, South City and Glengarry communities, plus in the Public Library.
The detailed breakdown of costs is:
|Tay, Dee, Esk decorations||$30,600||$60,000|
|Streetlight pole (electrical connections)||$31,725||$15,750|
|Street trees (including $5,000 in Queens Park)||$6,600||$17,000|
Mr King said that a New Zealand-based supplier of Chinese made decorative lighting (Flexilight NZ Limited) had been to Invercargill and had provided a quote to supply lighting that would comply with New Zealand regulations.