New red lanterns are being trialled in Chinatown in what traders hope will further brighten the cultural precinct.
Two aluminium lanterns were installed at the corner of Heffernan Lane and Little Bourke St in July, with feedback being sought by both the City of Melbourne and the Chinatown Precinct Association.
If successful, the spherical lights will replace the current red lanterns along Little Bourke St.
It is hoped that 100 of these lanterns will be installed in time for Chinese New Year 2020.
In the 2019/20 budget, the council allocated $115,000 for new catenary lanterns for the Chinatown Precinct.