Princes Gardens, Prahran VIC

As an Australian designer and manufacturer, Multipole was delighted to manufacture and supply a bespoke solution for lighting in the Princes Gardens located in Prahran in Melbourne, Victoria. The previous light poles used in the Gardens came from an overseas supplier, but due to COVID-19 impacting delivery lead times, the City of Stonnington sought a more local solution.

The tapered, aluminium and curved design could be manufactured in Australia by Multipole (Part of the Goldspar Group) using aluminium sourced from Victoria. The manufacturing process required specialised skill and experience in tapering and bending the light poles per the design specification. The poles were finished in a high gloss powder coat. The high-quality poles were delivered less than half the time of previous overseas sourced poles and provide a unique and striking lighting solution for the historic public gardens.

Photography by Serge Thomann

Orange, NSW

Orange City Council needed to find a pole manufacturer who could manufacture a bespoke solution to meet the design requirements of the new solar-powered, illuminated “Welcome to Orange” sign.

With an experienced design team, Multipole could manufacture the best-suited solution to fit what was needed for the project.  Each aluminium pole included a banner raising system, with the central pole featuring a solar collector to power the illuminated sign. The solar collector is supported by a 214 diameter Multipole with four internal tracks, allowing various positions in order for it to maximise solar collection.

Due to its remote location, it would be expensive to utilise access equipment every time the banners needed to be changed. Multipole’s banner-raising system runs along the patented internal tracks of the pole, allowing banners to be lowered to ground-level where it can easily be changed or replaced without the added cost of expensive access equipment.

Shepherds Bay, NSW

Shepherds Bay is an urban renewal precinct along the Parramatta River, within the Ryde Local Government Area. The precinct is a former industrial estate, currently being converted into a mixed-use precinct with medium to high-density residential developments as well as public amenities including a generously sized public park along the foreshore, and dedicated pedestrian and bicycle paths.

Marine-grade structural aluminium Multipole 300 Series poles in the standard City of Ryde configuration was specified for the project and will retain their original beauty, especially in the waterfront environment.  The 300 Series can accommodate the RMS traffic and pedestrian lanterns required as well as roadway lighting and banner arms. The future-proofed poles with a patented track system can support additional functionality in the future without having to add unnecessary street clutter to the waterfront area.

Joondalup, WA

The City of Joondalup has been undergoing a Lighting Upgrade Project in several stages to replace around 1500 of the old-style steel light poles which have corroded in the coastal environment. The new modern aluminium smart poles are better suited to withstand the harsh environment incorporating new lighting with smart controls.

300 Series Maxi and Mini poles were specified for the project to match the modern and contemporary style of the city. The customised anodised cladding enhanced the contemporary style and was selected to match the colour of the luminaire.

The new smart lighting system has improved efficiency and cost savings as well as enhancing resident and visitor safety with brighter lighting levels when needed.

The patented track system enables the seamless attachment of wayfinding and other signage as well as making power available for festive lighting.

Image credit: Photos by Ron Tan via Mondoluce

Casuarina Cycleway, NSW

Residents and visitors can now enjoy the Casuarina Cycleway in Northern NSW after dark due to the installation of Multipole 161 Series poles complete with smart lighting along the 3.5 km route.

The poles support motion sensor, energy-efficient, LED lighting and CCTV which enhances safety along the cycleway for cyclists as well as pedestrians.  Additional smart city capabilities can be attached to the poles patented track system as required in the future.

Marine-grade, structural aluminium poles were selected due to their ability to withstand the harsh coastal environment so they look as good as the day they were installed for many years to come.

King William Road, Unley SA

The City of Unley’s historic King William Road has recently undergone an upgrade including repaving the road and the addition of flexible parking spaces which can be switch to temporary outdoor retail, dining or event spaces.

The project timeline needed to be kept to a minimum and Multipole could assist by providing a smart pole solution in half the usual lead time by utilising materials on hand. As a result, the entire project was completed ahead of schedule and could be enjoyed over the busy Christmas period.

Estate poles were specified due to the sophisticated and modern aesthetic and could accommodate planned future technologies including pedestrian sensors and smart crossing signals at a later date. The Estate Series supports a variety of luminaires including pole-top mounted column lights.

Koombana Bay, WA

The $10.8 million Koombana Foreshore Redevelopment has ultimately become the pride of the local community. A place where visitors and residents alike can kick back and relax, swim, play and laugh, exercise, picnic, dine and enjoy life to the fullest.

The project called for Bespoke light pole designs to provide feature lighting along the foreshore as well as carpark lighting. With over 40 years of design, engineering and manufacturing experience, Multipole was the supplier of choice to create the unique tapered rectangular style feature poles and round tapered poles to support carpark lighting.

Project Designers Cardno (WA) Pty Ltd and the City of Bunbury have taken home prestigious awards for the Koombana Foreshore Redevelopment including the 2018 Parks & Leisure Western Australia ‘Park of the Year’ and the 2019 Australian Coastal ‘Annual Achievement’ awards.

Oran Park, NSW

Oran Park is a suburb built for the future and will be home to 25,000 residents when completed.

Amac multi-function poles in striking black were specified as feature poles across the suburb supporting lighting and banner arms.

The AMAC poles future-proof Oran Park as they can accommodate smart city technologies for the suburb as they are developed and adopted across the suburb.

Rochfort Gallery, NSW

Rochfort Gallery in North Sydney is an exhibition hall reminiscent of the grand exhibition halls of the 1900’s. The 1920’s heritage Masonic Temple in which the gallery resides, has been completely and meticulously restored as a fine and applied arts emporium.

With new exhibitions every six weeks, the gallery needed a solution that allowed them to change promotional banners at the front of the building regularly without the need for road closures and expensive access equipment that also complemented the heritage style of the building.

The solution was the newly developed Multipole Banner Raising System mounted on a 168 Series multi-function pole anodised in “Amber Gold”. Banners can be changed at ground level by lowering the top and bottom banner arms along the track using a pulley system.

Macquarie University, NSW

Multipole’s reputation as an innovator and original designer made us the ideal partner to develop a 4G/5G capable multi-function pole for Macquarie University. Based on the 300 Series Maxi, the bespoke solution also utilised a version of our Multipod which houses the large screen and also facilitates a connection between the antenna and the technology.

As well as housing the 4G/5G technology, the multi-function poles also support lighting and help point units improving campus security.