Four solar-powered Steora Smart Benches installed in Esperance, WA have proven to be a hit with tourists and locals who can charge their phones and other devices off them.
Installed on the Esperance foreshore with the support of Southern Ports, Cliffs Natural Resources, The Shire of Esperance and Horizon Power, the benches are averaging more than 1000 users on a weekly basis. Devices can be charged wirelessly or via a USB for free, you just need to bring your USB charging cable.
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One solar bench was installed at the Jetty Headland, another adjacent to the James Street all-abilities playground, a third at the barbecue area on Brazier Street and the fourth bench is located at the popular Esperance skate park.
The benches feature a design by Function Creative highlighting Esperance’s natural assets including Frenchman’s Peak, Lake Hillier and the picturesque annual whale migration along the coastline.
Acting Shire President Natalie Bowman said, “You can make sure you don’t run out of power on the go with these solar charging benches that have been installed along the foreshore and at the skate park. These benches will complement the free Wi-Fi already available so make sure you tag #visitesperance in your posts!”
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