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East Bairnsdale Enabling Infrastructure (Drainage) Project

Also referred to as Lucknow Drainage Improvement Project


East Gippsland Shire Council, the Victorian Government and private land owners have been working together to improve drainage in the Lucknow area north of Princes Highway. This work has not only considered current needs, but also a future in which the land north and south of Lanes Road is developed.


The design has been finalised, concluding work from the past two to three years, and funding of $2.73million by the State and Australian governments, will see a much needed project move into its construction phase. Council is also contributing funds towards the project, whilst Patties Foods, Dahlsens and Broadlands Estate have contributed land and other services.


East Gippsland Council has issued five fact sheets over the past three years detailing the progress of the design work; the reasons behind the concept; what the project will achieve, and advising that a design has been finalised to bring the project to a construction stage.


Download Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet 5

Fact Sheet 4

Fact Sheet 3

Fact Sheet 2

Fact Sheet 1


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)


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