By Jessica Anstice
Berwick’s High Street is now shining bright, thanks to the Berwick Business Group’s many years of advocating.
New fairy lights have been installed in the trees along the median strip, to help brighten and beautify Berwick’s central business district.
Two and a half years ago, Berwick Business Group’s immediate past president, Ritesh Prasad, started working with City of Casey Cr Timothy Jackson to once again light up the trees around the Cenotaph.
Funding in the region of $80,000 was secured by council, and the tree-lighting was to proceed in time for Christmas 2018 however the project was stalled due to the loss of two significant trees in a storm.
A new site for the lighting of the trees was identified, and City of Casey commenced working on lighting up the trees in the median strip on High Street at the Gloucester Avenue intersection.
“It has been many years since the beautiful trees in the Berwick High Street were lit up at night,” Berwick Business Group co-vice president Michelle Beadle said.
“Testing has been taking place over the last few weeks, and the Berwick Business Group is pleased to advise that the trees in Berwick are once again lit up in the evenings.
“The effect is stunning, and adds to the atmosphere in our beautiful village.”