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East Bairnsdale and Lucknow Structure Plan

Council, in collaboration with the State Government, has commenced work on a Structure Plan for the East Bairnsdale and Lucknow precinct. This work will outline 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.


A Draft Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) has now been developed by the Council in collaboration with state agencies, businesses and landowners and is now available for public comment.  The Draft PSP explores different business and use mixes and the infrastructure that would be required to support such uses. The PSP will be used by Council and others to guide future development in the area.


Feedback is encouraged and should be lodged at the Corporate Centre Bairnsdale or via email to by 4.00 pm on Friday 27 September 2013. Following receipt of comments from landowners and agencies, the project team will refine the PSP and prepare a final document before being formally considered by Council.

Further information – Prue McTaggart

Download the current Community Newsletter and the Draft Precinct Structure Plan

Community Newsletter 3 Septmeber 2013 (PDF 398 kb)

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


Download previous Community Newsletters and Project Information

Community Newsletter 2 March 2013 (PDF 213 kb)

Community Newsletter 2 March 2013 - Concept and Staging Plans (PDF 330 kb)

Community Newsletter 1 November 2012 (PDF 432 kb)

Vision, Issues and Opportunities Summary Paper (PDF 1 mb)

Study Area Context (PDF 1.3 mb)

Current Zone Controls (PDF 264 kb)


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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