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The brightly coloured “lighthouse” at the end of the Mall on Cathedral Avenue.
Camera IconThe brightly coloured “lighthouse” at the end of the Mall on Cathedral Avenue. Credit: Peter Sweeney

The people spoke. Paint was wanted — and it sure was needed.

So it has been splashed around and the CBD now looks more lively.

Two Point Moore lighthouse “lookalikes” at either end of the Mall on Marine Terrace have been coated in red and white stripes.

The new-look lighthouses on Cathedral Avenue and Durlacher Street, built 25 years ago, will soon be joined by the structure on the roundabout on Fitzgerald Street and Lester Avenue.

It has steel waves and sailboards surrounding the base and was built in 2001.

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Geraldton brought the paintbrushes out after complaints about the look and the general deterioration of the old structures.

“Vibrancy in the CBD has always been a top priority for the city and it is important we maintain and look after our wonderful art elements,” City of Greater Geraldton chief executive Ross McKim said.

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