Poppins lights brings spoonful of international exposure
MARYBOROUGH'S Poppins-themed lights have put the heritage city on the international map, with the attraction featuring in a Canadian newspaper on pedestrian lights.
The article, written by Montreal's Metro News, lists the lights at number seven on their most original pedestrian lights from around the world.
"As a tribute to the author of Mary Poppins, two historic (lights) were set up in June 2017 in front of the birthplace of Pamela L. Travers in Maryborough, Australia," the article read.
The lights were installed in June along Kent and Richmond Sts on June 25.
Councillor Paul Truscott said it was great to see Maryborough having the spotlight shone on it from all over the world.
"When you calculate the re-use of the existing lights, it would have only cost $15,000," Cr Truscott said.
"To have that much money get us local, state and national coverage twice, and then international coverage...it's exciting."