Update Feb 2020
With a view to improving the attractiveness of the village at night, and deterring crime, the Chamber, in 2018, agreed to allocate $18,000 from the Special Business Rate Levy to install solar-powered, under-awning and mural lighting in the Nimbin village.
In partnership, Nimbin Community Centre Inc. [NCCI] the projects was successful in a obtaining a grant from NSW Department of Justice for $18,000, while Lismore Council contributed $2000 from its annual crime prevention allocation.
Installation of the solar component of the system was completed by Rainbow Power Company in late 2018. The system is being housed in Birth & Beyond (a property owned by NCCI at 54 Cullen St, Nimbin) and is designed to cope with low sunlight periods.
Following further discussions we had the honour to involve the legendary Roger Foley Fogg, from Fogg Productions, to design and install the lighting design component in late 2019. The results are spectacular. The chamber is now exploring funding options to extend the project down the road (heading south). The Chamber is also planning to extend north once the Rainbow Cafe and Museum Site developments have been completed.
We are also having talks with the School of Arts, on the opposite side of Cullen Streets, to explore installation options for another solar power system in order to extend the lighting project to other side of the street.