Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

City CBD Set to Get Right into the Spirit

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

City CBD Set to Get Right into the Spirit

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WITH the countdown on to Christmas, Rockhampton's CBD will be transformed to fit the spirit of the festive season.

Empty shopfronts along East St are being painted and revitalised to attract visitors to the city's CBD ahead of the Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 21.

The shops will be painted by local artist Yvonne Carige in an initiative between organisers of the CBD Christmas Fair, Rockhampton Regional Council and business owners.

The windows will feature Christmas-themed artwork with giant teddy bears, candy canes, Santa and more.

Rockhampton Regional Mayor Margaret Strelow said the collaborative venture with East St businesses would work to decorate the area in the lead-up to Christmas.

"It is an effective, low-cost initiative that will improve the visual appeal of the city centre and complement the recently installed fairy lights along East St," Cr Strelow said.

"The combined projects will guarantee to give East St a Christmas sparkle not seen before. …

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