Old Parliament House

This project involved extensive upgrades to the lighting throughout this historically significant building, including a large portion of the interior of the building and a new façade lighting system.


  • Canberra, Australia


  • WSP Client: Manteena. End client: Museum of Australian Democracy Old Parliament House

Project Value

  • Approximately AUD1 million for lighting upgrades

Project Status

  • Completed 2021
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