City of Lights project

Brisbane trees lights

Brisbane City Council has a vision - Brisbane will be the canvas for innovative and imaginative lighting that will contribute to the city's distinctive and memorable identity. The key to a flourishing after-dark economy is light. It's not only functional, it's also an outlet for creative expression and helps boost tourism.

Council's City of Lights project creates a unique identity for our city. It introduces elements of surprise and discovery, enhancing the city experience for both residents and visitors.

The Creative Lighting grant scheme provides financial assistance to private property owners and the development industry to deliver vibrant and creative lighting for their buildings or assets. Grants of up to a maximum of $75,000, but not exceeding 50% of the project cost, may be allocated following assessment. 

Buildings, structures, facades or natural assets including 'protected' vegetation on public and private property may be considered.

New bud lighting has been installed in a fig tree in Captain Burke Park at Kangaroo Point. Bud lighting of the expansive tree canopy of two fig trees near the Goodwill Bridge showcases our treasured City Botanic Gardens and provides an inviting, vibrant and exciting gateway to the gardens, CBD and South Bank.

Illumination of a building facade brings more night-time colour to King George Square and 198 pendant lights have been suspended from 20 trees in Melbourne Street, South Brisbane.

The stunning night-time activation enriches the experience for visitors and locals, pedestrians and commuters. 


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Last updated:24 October 2019