Vibrant Racecourse Road Awaits Locals With Street Tree Bud Lighting Project

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Take an evening stroll down Racecourse Road Precinct in Hamilton and enjoy the magical view of trees illuminated by fairy lights.

The street tree bud lighting has been installed to increase night-time amenity and identity for the local shopping precinct and create a vibrant neighbourhood for the local community and visitors.


According to Racecourse Road Precinct Business Group president Kate Peereboom, five different contractors and traffic management crews worked together to install thousands of metres of lights on 40 trees in one month.

Businesses and landlords were supportive of the project so the installation was done smoothly, with little disruption to businesses located in the street. Most of the works were completed at night and the installation of lights were completed ahead of their target completion date.



The lights were first lit in time for the commencement of the Brisbane Racing Club’s winter carnival last month, where thousands of spectators visited the precinct.

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To celebrate the success of this project, the “Up in Lights” community event was held at St Augustine’s Anglican Church on 10 May 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Locals got to enjoy an evening of live music, street food, pop-up bars, face painting, and kids lantern-making.


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The lighting project is sponsored by Bernborough-Lendlease, St. Joseph’s Nudgee College and Brisbane Racing Club.

This is part of the Village Precinct Projects grant funded program, wherein Council will design and deliver public realm improvements, breathing new life into local shopping precincts with the aim of contributing to the commercial vitality of the precinct by creating:

  • a beautiful precinct – high-quality, attractive public spaces that are accessible, safe and comfortable to walk through; spaces that encourage the local community to meet, linger and enjoy
  • a precinct for people – streets that are inclusive and inviting places for everyone to shop, socialise and relax
  • a sense of place – reinforcing the local character and pride, and creating distinctive subtropical spaces for local residents, businesses and visitors to connect with and belong to.

For more information about the Racecourse Road street tree bud lighting project, visit the Brisbane City Council website.