Re-Imagining Bairnsdale Master Plan
The Bairnsdale CBD is our Shire’s regional centre. For a substantial visitor and country population, as well as persons living within the city, it is the central meeting place; a place of service and work; a rest point; a place of recreation and vitality. It is the embodiment of the country town, the primary focus of the community; a multifaceted place that must serve many functions.
The Bairnsdale CBD Master Plan, ‘Re-imagining Bairnsdale’, was formally adopted by Council at the May 2013 East Gippsland Shire Council meeting. The Master Plan outlines a framework for Bairnsdale in the twenty-first century as a sustainable city with connected and interesting public spaces.
The Master Plan sets out a framework for the revitalisation of the CBD over the next 10 years, providing clarity about how the Bairnsdale CBD public realm will be improved over time and sets out a consistent approach to design elements and infrastructure. Actions include proposals for the improved design of important public spaces, a street tree planting program, public realm design guidelines, and a program for increasing the range of activities in core areas.
The Master Plan consists of two volumes; Volume 1 of the Plan, ‘Analysis and Discussions’, sets the background and context for the priority actions that form Volume 2, ‘Public Realm Works, Priorities and Costs’.
View the Re-imagining Bairnsdale Master Plan Volume 1 Analysis and Discussions (PDF 6.16MB) and Volume 2 Public Realm Works, Priorities and Costs (PDF 7.72MB).
What will the project achieve?
The purpose of the Master Plan is to create a contemporary, vibrant urban centre in Bairnsdale with public spaces the support commercial and social activity and a more sustainable city. This will be achieved through creating:
- A more attractive place to be
- Safer and more welcoming gardens and community spaces
- Spaces where people can walk and relax
- Improved pedestrian, cycle and vehicle circulation
- Safer ways to walk and cycle
The Master Plan includes a vision for the Bairnsdale Central Business District and concept plans for the redevelopment of the Nicholson Street Mall and Main Street Gardens.
How do I find out more?
Contact Prue McTaggart, Senior Strategic Planner on 5153 9500
Links to other project pages
Bairnsdale Growth Strategy Building a Better Bairnsdale
Walking and Wayfinding Report
New Bairnsdale Library