Lighthouse logo to go - application to keep ANZAC tribute rejected

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A five-year argument will finally be put to bed.

The Kiama Municipal Council's application to keep the ANZAC centenary logo on the Blowhole Point lighthouse has been refused by the NSW Government.

"The Department of Lands refused council's application to keep the logo because it was not in keeping with the heritage design values of the lighthouse and was not originally intended to be an ongoing installation," the council said.

The placement of the logo was approved for up to four years by Crown Lands in 2015.

At the time, Kiama lighthouse enthusiast and Lighthouses of Australia vice-president Ian Clifford opposed the move.

On April 16, 2019, the Kiama Council voted to support the logo remaining on the lighthouse indefinitely.

Baulkhalm Hills resident, Maureen Partridge, said the logo was "vandalism".

The council has engaged a contractor to remove the logo.