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East Bairnsdale and Lucknow Structure Plan

Council, in collaboration with the State Government, has finalised a Structure Plan for the East Bairnsdale and Lucknow precinct. This work outlines how the precinct should develop over time, including the existing industrial areas along the Princes Highway and McMillan Streets and the farming/vacant land north of the Princes Highway.


Download the Precinct Structure Plan

Draft East Bairnsdale and Lucknow Precinct Structure Plan (PDF 38 mb)


Building a Better Bairnsdale

The Draft Bairnsdale Growth Strategy has been prepared for Council by consultants to guide the growth and development of Bairnsdale over the next 20 years.


It contains recommendations for a growth boundary, future residential growth areas, improvements to existing neighbourhoods, revitalisation of the central business district, commercial and industrial growth and a range of other matters.


Download the Draft Bairnsdale Growth Strategy

Growth Strategy Volume 1, 2009 (PDF 13.1 Mb)
Background Analysis Volume 2 (PDF 12.8 Mb)


Walking and Wayfinding Report

Council is doing a project to improve and promote walking in Bairnsdale’s central business district. This project aims to make Bairnsdale a “walkable city”, with better signage, information about local attractions that are accessible on foot and improvements to the quality and safety of pedestrian facilities.


Download the Walking and Wayfinding Report

Draft Walking and Wayfinding Report, 2011 (PDF 1.6 Mb)
Summary of Recommendations Walking and Wayfinding Report (PDF 90kb)


Bairnsdale CBD Car Parking Strategy

The Bairnsdale CBD Car Parking Strategy aims to better use the existing car parking spaces and ensure future parking demands are met and appropriately funded. It also aims to reduce traffic congestion and improve pedestrian accessibility.


The strategy will, among other things, help the Shire identify preferred locations for additional on street and off street parking. It will also help determine where changes may need to be made to parking restrictions, and identify priority locations for additional parking enforcement and streetscape upgrades.

Download the Bairnsdale CBD Car Parking Strategy

Bairnsdale CBD Parking Strategy - Data Analysis (PDF 3.63 MB)

Bairnsdale CBD Parking Strategy - Parking Plan (PDF 2.19 MB)

Bairnsdale CBD Parking Strategy - Implementation Plan (PDF 1.29MB)


Bairnsdale CBD parking map

East Gippsland Shire Council has developed an easy to read parking map to assist motorists in understanding the various parking locations in the Bairnsdale CBD and the restrictions that apply.


Download the Bairnsdale CBD parking map. (PDF 1.96MB)


Howitt Park Master Plan

The Howitt Park Master Plan (November 2015) provides a framework to guide planning over the coming 10 years and to also strengthen the links between Council and the community.






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