Aria Property Group and Brisbane City Council have teamed up to create a public lighting installment.

Over the passed two years, Aria, with the help of lighting specialists Luxxbox, worked with Council engineers and arborists to design the new lighting system that will run along four blocks of South Brisbane’s Melbourne Street. More than 200 hand crafted lanterns of varying sizes have been made for the project and are currently being installed in  20 trees along the street. 

“This is the most extensive public lightning initiative ever delivered in Brisbane,” Aria Managing Director Tim Forrester said. “We are delighted to be able to accentuate the stunning boulevard that Melbourne Street has become and deliver this project in conjunction with Council in time for the festive season.”

The project is part of the Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s ‘City Lights’ initiative which utilizes decorative lighting on local assets such as buildings, bridges and trees to highlight the city and create an exciting and vibrant evening setting for residents and visitors to enjoy. 

“Council has developed an array of lighting opportunities across a number of our cit’s key buildings and gateways to enhance the city’s identity at night, including programmable lighting to enable  vibrant, exciting colour displays on City Hall, the Story Bridge, and Victoria Bridge,” Mayor Quirk said. “Lighting up our natural features, buildings, and bridges helps to showcase the unique assets and qualities of our New World City and we have committed $3.5 million over the next four years to our exciting city lights project.”

The Melbourne Street lighting project will be officially opened by the Lord Mayor on Thursday, December 15.