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Fight erupts over Christmas lights at Allumba Drive home, Greensborough

A Christmas light show which has courted controversy will go ahead as planned, the Mayor of Banyule has promised.

Giulian De Vincentis contacted 3AW Mornings on Wednesday with a plea for help.

For 16 years, he has been lighting up his parent’s Allumba Drive home at St Helena.

More than 20,000 lights go into the epic display, which flashes in time to music.

It’s since become a fundraiser for the Make A Wish Foundation.

Mr De Vincentis gained a permit from Banyule Council to go ahead with this year’s show, but it’s since been revoked following a complaint from a neighbour.

But Councillor Craig Langdon assured Neil Mitchell it would be resolved in time for the festive season.

‘It will go ahead; I don’t have any difficulty in saying that,’ he said on 3AW Mornings.

‘The suspension will be lifted.

‘But we still have issues to work through.’

Cr Langdon said he’d ‘suspended’ putting up his own Christmas lights, worth around $5000, because of the issue.

Click PLAY below to hear the Mayor’s chat with Neil Mitchell.

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