Viterra’s Port Giles and Port Lincoln silos were lit up orange last week in support of the State Emergency Service’s Wear Orange Wednesday.
Each year, the State Emergency Service (SES) hosts Wear Orange Wednesday, a day to recognise and show support for SES volunteers right across the country and is celebrated with people dressing in orange.
The Port Giles and Port Lincoln silos were lit up for the second and third year running respectively in support of the day along with other landmarks in South Australia including the Adelaide Town Hall, River Torrens footbridge, Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Festival Theatre, to recognise the work of SES volunteers.
Viterra acknowledges the work of the SES and its volunteers who lead the response for floods, storms and extreme weather events in South Australia.
Viterra is a major contributor to regional communities throughout South Australia with many of its employees and customers living and working locally to where it operates.
Port Lincoln and Port Giles are two of six major export terminals in the Viterra network and are lit up in different colours throughout the year in support of charities and to raise awareness of community initiatives.
One way of supporting the local communities is through silo art and lighting silos. Viterra has seven permanent silo art projects across the state including its Waikerie site which was gifted to the local council, Coonalpyn, Wirrabara, Kimba, Tumby Bay, Cowell, and Karoonda which has a painted mural visible during the day and a permanent projection display at night. Karoonda silos is the first of its kind and is able to regularly change the artwork projected at night so there is always new artwork to be enjoyed.