Public Lighting Project

As part of La Trobe’s ongoing commitment to provide a safe environment for all students, staff and visitors, the University has been improving lighting and pathways around the Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus as part of the campus-wide pathways and lighting strategy. This has included improvements to lighting and pathways in residential areas, car parks and central campus locations.

Project stages

  • Stage 1: 164 new light poles were installed in and around residential and Union precincts along Centre Way, College Drive and Moat Drive.These works were completed in December 2018.
  • Stage 2 and 3: 260 new lights installed in and around the Agora, the main teaching area pathways, the Sports Field Link and along Science Drive. These works were completed in November 2019.
  • Stage 4: A new pathway, with LED lighting, CCTV and duress buttons was completed in 2021 on the western side of the campus, along Car Parks 1 and 2. These works also included installing a new toilet block.

Map of lighting and pathway upgrades at the Melbourne Campus

Project benefits

The project will:

  • Improve lighting in public spaces at the Melbourne Campus for students and staff to:
    • provide a safe environment
    • assist with wayfinding
    • identify clear corridors of light
  • Provide staff, students and visitors with clear pathways that help them to safely get around the campus.
  • Improve energy efficiency and maintenance costs by moving to more a sustainable lighting option (LED) - which is  activated by sensors that turn off when there is sufficient light in the morning and turn on when there is insufficient light at night - and by standardising light fittings across the campus.

More information

For more information about these works, please get in touch with the Infrastructure and Operations team on

For information on impacts and outages related to project works, visit