Australian Buildings & Landmarks Going Green: 2013
Around the World there will be Landmarks Lighting up Green for Lyme Awareness. In March 2013, Canada announcedthree landmarks lighting up green for the Month of May. By April and throughout early May, Australia added their voice to this campaign, adding seventeen buildings/landmarks that would light up for Lyme on May 10th and 11th.
There are two firsts for Australia: The first announcement about a landmark agreeing to light up green came from Ailsa Burgess of the Western Australia team. Ailsa's news that the Bells Tower in Perth had agreed to Light Up for Lyme on the 11th of May, brought a large amount of excitement and encouraged many others to begin to write letters to landmarks and buildings in their state / territory. The first building to agree to Light Up for Lyme was thanks to Amanda Bramwell and the location of the Adelaide event, the Squatters Arms in South Australia.
The next announcement was from David Trathen of the Victorian team that Federation Square in Melbourne would be joining in the Lymelighting. This was followed by Ailsa adding another Perth landmark, Council House, to the list. Zara Ward from the Queensland team added three landmarks in quick succession, these were Park Regis North Quay Hotel, The Gold Coast's iconic Skypoint Q1 observation deck and the Treasury Casino in Brisbane.
Australia was on a roll, and the eighth and ninth landmarks came from Alana Brown in Canberra's announcement that Questacon and Telstra Tower would be joining the cause. Four more landmarks from Zara and the Brisbane team, King George Square, Kurilpa Bridge, Reddacliff Place and Queensland Performing Arts Centre, brought the number of buildings and landmarks shining for Lyme in Australia to thirteen. Jumping back to the other side of the country, Ailsa announced the Perth team added a third landmark, Northbridge Piazza at Perth Cultural Centre, to bring the tally to fourteen.
Number fifteen is back with Zara and the Queensland team with the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre lighting up for Lyme, with Alana adding a third landmark, The Street Theatre, for Canberra. Number seventeen was a huge one, as it was a first for New South Wales, thanks goes to Dianne Rae for organising for The Big Banana to shine a light for Lyme.
The Worldwide Lyme Protest - Australia team would also like to extend a big thank you to our sponsors, the Lyme Disease Association of Australia, for filling out the mountain of paperwork that some of these landmarks required to Light up for Lyme.
Please note: The pictures below were those added as each building / landmark agreed to Light up for Lyme. Click on the below pictures to go to the State / Event Page where the actual photos of the week-end/ buildings lighting up have been uploaded.
Western Australia, Perth: Bell Tower Saturday 11th May
South Australia, Adelaide: The Squatters Arms. Awareness Event Saturday, 11th May The Squatters Arms will not only light up on the 11th May, but will keep the green lights shining for the Month of May.
Victoria, Melbourne: Federation Square. From 6pm Friday 10th – 7am Sunday 12th May
Western Australia, Perth: Council House. Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May
Queensland, Brisbane: Park Regis North Quay Hotel Saturday Night May 11th
Queensland, Brisbane: The Gold Coast's Skypoint Q1 Observation Deck. Saturday May 11th
Queensland, Brisbane: Treasury Casino Friday 10th May
Australian Capital Territory, Canberra: Questacon Saturday May 11th
Australian Capital Territory, Canberra: Telstra Tower Saturday May 11th
Queensland, Brisbane: King George Square Saturday May 11th
Queensland, Brisbane: Kurilpa Bridge Saturday May 11th
Queensland, Brisbane: Reddacliff Place Saturday May 11th
Queensland, Brisbane: Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Saturday May 11th
Western Australia, Perth: Cultural Centre. Northbridge Piazza, Big Screen Area. Saturday May 11th.
Queensland, Brisbane: Convention and Exhibition Centre Saturday May 11th
Australian Capital Territory, Canbera: The Street Theatre Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May
New South Wales, Coffs Harbour: The Big Banana Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May