Sunday, September 12th, 2010
The new exhibition and interior at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Surfers Paradise has won the People’s Choice Award at the annual electrical Excellence Awards hosted by peak industry body the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA).

The impressive design, supply and installation of the electrical fit-out by Stowe Australia during the construction of the new Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium led the judges to select this project as the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

General Manager of NECA’s QLD Chapter Mr Guy Houghton said the entire fit-out from the wiring through to the design of the lighting was phenomenal.

“Anyone that has seen the new Odditorium will know how impressive it is and the electrical skills used during the design and fit-out are absolutely first class,” Mr Houghton said.

“The lighting and supply of electricity to the new exhibits was a significant challenge but the results speak for themselves. I’m glad the judges voted this project as the People’s Choice Award as it really does set a new benchmark.”

Since the new attraction opened, Ripley’s has experienced record trading and attendance.

General Manager of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium in Surfers Paradise Mr Russell Murphy, said the design of the new fit-out has been so successful that it will be duplicated around the world. San Francisco is now open and Hollywood will be completed later this year - Believe It or Not!

“The Lighting and Electrical Plan has surpassed my expectations and feedback from guests since opening on January 22 has us as 'The Wow Factor Attraction Experience' in Surfers Paradise and I am the proudest manager in the Company” said Russell Murphy.


Media Enquiries:

Dominic Feenan
Media and Communications Manager
02 9439 8523 / 0457 767 328

Russell Murphy
General Manager - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
07 5592 0040

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Ian Richardson – President

P: 02 9888 3081


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