International Flags - Lighting Upgrade

International Flags - Lighting Upgrade

AET have been engaged to remove and replace the current existing lighting including the rewiring of all the light fittings. The work includes an extension of an additional seven poles to the east as well as a lighting upgrade to the entire Display.

The International Flag Display in Canberra's Parliamentary Zone colourfully acknowledges those countries which have a diplomatic mission in the National Capital. The current 100 flags are dedicated to the United Nations and those nations that maintain a diplomatic presence in the National Capital.

The flags fly from two offset rows of flagpoles (54 flags on the western side and 46 on the eastern side) along the promenade between the High Court and the National Library on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin. The flags are flown continuously, 24 hours a day and lit at night, casting a vivid reflection on the Lake. Each flag pole has a plaque at its base identifying the nation whose flag is flying from that pole. The required protocol for flying national flags at night, is to individually illuminate each flag at the Display with inground uplights.

A project specific design solution needed to be engineered to cater for the risk of moisture penetrating the conduit pathways and eventually trying to penetrate in to the light fitting causing condensation internally in the light fitting. This solution will limit luminaire corrosion due to moisture.

The project is due for completion in December 2017