A small band of volunteers from Rotary and Lions Clubs labored for hours yesterday (Saturday 14th) to string festoons of more than 400 new environmentally-friendly coloured bulbs up the 37-metre high icon.
Among them was Wayne Pecar, who was perched at the very tip of the Norfolk Pine.
The new LED decorations were purchased with a $20,000 Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale Community Enterprise grant. They replace the outdated incandescent bulbs used for the past 60 years and will greatly reduce running costs.
The switch will be flicked to light up our giant Norfolk Pine on Saturday December 5.
The Point Lonsdale pine is over 100 years old, stands approximately 37.5 metres high and once lit can be seen some 30 nautical miles out to sea.
Pictured: Wayne Pecar at the top of Point Lonsdale's 37 metre Norfolk Pine