Landmarks to shine yellow as a beacon of hope

Monday, 30 March 2020  

The City of Bunbury will light up yellow as a beacon of hope, positivity and connection for our community in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The Koombana Footbridge and Mangrove Cove Tower will shine yellow every night from Wednesday, 1 April to Thursday, 30 April as part of the initiative.City of Bunbury Acting Manager People and Place Kerry Shaw said the City was encouraging everyone to show kindness, care and respect, particularly to those in our community who are working hard to maintain key functions such as medical facilities, education, aged care, retail and emergency response."As yellow represents hope, optimism and positivity, the campaign aims to send a positive message to our communities and act as a platform for connection,” Mrs Shaw said.As yellow represents hope, optimism and positivity, the campaign aims to send a positive message to our communities and act as a platform for connection,” Mrs Shaw said.

 

“Positive social connection is important to help reduce feelings of isolation. Everything we are currently being told around social distancing contrasts with what we usually hear about staying mentally healthy through social connection.”

The City is encouraging other local governments and organisations with lighting capabilities to join the campaign by also lighting up their facilities yellow during April to create a stronger presence across the South West and beyond.

If you have other ideas for social connection, contact the Safer Community Network Bunbury via their website or Facebook page.

For more information or to get involved, contact the City of Bunbury Community Partnerships team on 9792 7000.