The structural component of the Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce’s Big Thermometer was installed in Rotary Park and the granite pieces is being attached to the monument over coming weeks.
Southern Downs Regional Council has contributed approximately $50,000 worth of funding to the project, which made the construction of the footpath, from Stanthorpe’s Visitor Information Centre to the monument, possible.
The long-awaited Big Thermometer, which is located on the banks of Quart Pot Creek, was allowed to go ahead with planning and construction in February 2017 after Southern Downs Councillors voted unanimously to approve the project.
The new landmark is on track to be completed by July, in time to show off Stanthorpe’s cold winter temperatures.
Councillor for Regional Promotion, Tourism and the Arts, Rod Kelly, said the landmark was set to become synonymous with Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt.
“I am delighted Council has been able to support the project and provide important funding to help make that possible.”
The new landmark will be another of the many reasons for tourists to visit Stanthorpe and enjoy everything the lively Granite Belt has to offer. Even the local community is excited to see the Big Thermometer once it is complete.
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