Crookhaven Lighthouse - Makeover.

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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:24 pm

The much vandalised lighthouse at Crookhaven Heads near Nowra on the South Coast of New South Wales is undergoing a makeover with help from some unexpected sources. It just shows what a bit of pushing and shoving can do.

http://www.southcoastregister.com.au/ne ... 87251.aspx

http://www.southcoastregister.com.au/ne ... 87150.aspx

http://www.southcoastregister.com.au/ne ... 87194.aspx

It was an entry in the ILLW a few years ago that alerted the entrant to the plight of the structure and he decided to do something about it.
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Postby Grover » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:27 am

... which had to cut through much green and red tape

"Tape" of the red variety ... that's a common expression ... "tape"
of the green variety, it was a new epression to me ... reading the
references on GOOGLE, it makes perfect sense ...

Kevin, the pictures supporting the articles were great. Can't wait to
see the results
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Postby tinypiney » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:42 am

:) I love the one with the lantern taking off. Nice photos.
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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:46 pm

There is more information and photos of the lighthouse on this page:-

http://www.lighthouse.net.au/lights/NSW ... khaven.htm

It has been renovated once previously and ended up in the same state after a while. They will definitely have to beef up the security of the area after the current repair job.
I hadn't come across the term either Barry so I just assumed it referred to the environmentalist group getting in the way of progress as usual.
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