Blast Furnace Projection Lighting Installation

Blast Furnace Park Lighting Project

​Major Project Update Blast Furnace Projection Lighting Installation

Lithgow City Council recently awarded a tender to Frontier Assembly Pty Ltd for $429,006 to install a projection lighting system at Lithgow Blast Furnace.  

The community would be aware that over recent years Council has undertaken major upgrades of the Lithgow Blast Furnace heritage site – the location of the first modern iron smelting works in Australia. These works have included viewing platforms, elevated walkways, landscaping and carpark upgrades.  

Blast Furnace has since become a very popular location for local residents and visitors alike, and the location for the annual LithGlow event.   

In 2023 Council commissioned FireFly Point of View lighting designers to prepare a lighting concept plan, that involves installation of an automated light projection system that will illuminate and create light shows of the blast furnace ruins for local people and visitors.  


Council anticipates that the works will commence in July and take approximately 4 months to complete. During the works, public access to some areas will be restricted.   

The works have been funded through Round 5 of the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund. 


Project Timeline

  • Construction to commence – Monday 24 June 2024 
  • Project Duration – 4 months 

Site access

there will be restricted public access to Lake Pillans from Monday 24 June 2024 while upgrade works are underway. 

The works are expected to take up to 4 months to complete however not all areas will be restricted for the duration of the works, and there will still be access between Blast Furnace and Lake Pillans. The Blast Furnace access road and carpark will remain open.  

The public is asked to not enter fenced areas and to observe any warning signage.