Viterra silos light up orange for volunteers

Viterra lit up its Port Lincoln silo site in the colour orange last week in support of the state’s emergency services volunteers.

The State Emergency Services (SES) holds Wear Orange Wednesday across the country each year. Landmarks light up and people dress in orange to show appreciation for the work of SES volunteers, who give their time helping communities during emergencies including floods and storms.  

This is the fourth consecutive year that Viterra has backed the initiative.

Viterra Operations Manager Michael Hill says the business is actively involved and supportive of the local communities where it operates.

“Our Port Lincoln silos look great lit up at night and we’re pleased to recognise the important work SES volunteers undertake in their local areas,” Michael says.

Viterra provides a number of its silos to be used as a canvas for communities to light up or paint. Its Port Lincoln, Port Giles and most recently, Thevenard site are lit up by different colours in support of community initiatives and charities throughout the year, and to help attract visitors and people travelling nearby.

Across the Viterra network, there are two light projection shows at Karoonda and Quorn in addition to eight permanent artworks with murals painted onto silos across the state. Artwork is featured at Coonalpyn, Kimba, Tumby Bay, Wirrabara, Waikerie, Cowell and Karoonda locations.

Viterra Operations Manager Michael Hill says the business has worked hard to ensure a positive outcome for each of the projects.

“We have received very positive feedback on all of the silo art projects we have undertaken. Throughout each of them, we have worked closely with the local council and community to make sure it meets the expectations of the town and provides a boost for the region,” Michael says.