Melbourne Airport Forecourt Enhancement

This project was 18 months from conception to commissioning and pushed design, luminaire manufacturing, programming and installation teams to the limits of currently available technology.  The icon of the project, the MELBOURNE sign, was launched by Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Melbourne Airport CEO Chris Woodruff in August 2014 resulting in the promise of improved access to the Airport via the freeway and rail link.

Mint Lighting Design collaborated with EntTec, a Melbourne based luminaire and lighting control manufacturing business to bring the project to life.

This lighting project is expected to remain for 4-5 years, providing excitement and a sense of welcome for visitors while Melbourne Airport undergoes re-development for their 2020 vision.

Mint Lighting Design's Director, Adele Locke, designed for 12 individual sites, each of which had to be linked to the others both visually and via an incredibly complex programming system that runs a 24/7 show of dynamic lighting across the entire forecourt area.  Special shows have been designed for important days in the multicultural calendar: Diwali, Remembrance Day, Christmas, ANZAC Day, Australia Day and Chinese New Year.

Photography by Matt Irwin


Grand Opening with Lord Mayor Robert Doyle & CEO Chris Woodruff - The Lord Mayor promised improved access via Freeway and Rail at this launch event.

Read the press release to find out more...or check out the stories published about this project - it created quite a buzz!

Australian Design Review

Electrical Connections


ECD (Electrical Communications Data) 


Kingston Business Newsletter

Moorabbin Leader Newspaper


Projection, Lights & Staging News

We're very excited about print articles coming through in the next couple of months from Lighting & Architecture magazines around the globe - keep an eye out for more stories about the grand project.