A Tasmanian council with a reputation for lavish spending on Christmas decorations has voted to rein in the budget.
A Hobart City Council report had recommended a $230,000 decoration budget but at Monday's night's meeting aldermen compromised and reduced the spend by ditching a nine-metre tree proposed for the Elizabeth Street Mall.
The total spend on Christmas trees will now be $150,000.
In 2015, Hobart City Council installed a $35,000 Christmas tree in Salamanca Place in a bid to shake off claims it had "possibly the worst Christmas decorations in the country".
The tree, designed by staff, was widely criticised on social media, being described as "embarrassing" and "completely pathetic".
Last year, some members of council pushed for the abandonment of its edgy, modern...
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