The unique heritage cottages, historic trees and shop fronts of character buildings in Arrowtown are now alight at night, with feature lighting to create a unique and emotive nightscape that also increases pedestrian safety in Arrowtown. Designed in consultation with the Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association, the lighting illuminates buildings, trees, sculptures and stone walls and uses a mixture of modern fittings and historic lighting styles.
The project has been in process for nearly 10 years, with an initial master plan created by Wellington lighting architects Toulouse. With support from a committee of local business owners, museum staff, residents, the Queenstown Lakes District Council, the APBA, and the Central Lakes Trust. Tansley worked closely with the APBA to illuminate the historic streets of Arrowtown, resulting in a project that increases pedestrian safety along with adding value to the beauty and significance of this historic precinct.