Casino will be illuminating it's water tower in the French flag colours to show support for France after the horrific November 13 attacks.
Casino will be illuminating it's water tower in the French flag colours to show support for France after the horrific November 13 attacks. ETIENNE LAURENT

Missing part turns the light off Casino's tribute to France

UPDATE 6pm: TONIGHT'S planned Casino water tower light up in honour of France has had to be postponed.

It seems a wrong part was sent preventing the tower to be bathed in red, white and blue light.

Richmond Valley Council is hoping to source the part elsewhere and will advise when the event can take place.

Richmond Valley Council's Chief Executive Officer John Walker said displays of support for freedom don't just have to come from big cities.

Mr Walker said he had been approached by a number of people over the weekend about the possibility of illuminating the water tower with the colours of the French flag, and although this particular colour scheme was not standard, Council had been able to source it from the supplier.

He said it was a small gesture but one in which the Richmond Valley community could express its support for France and the victims of the recent terrorist attacks.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people and everyone caught up in these horrific and cowardly attacks," Mr Walker said.

The new lighting to change the colour of the outside of the water tower was only installed a month ago - the first major project completed as part of Council's new Public Art Strategy - and was designed to allow a change of colours for specific events.



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