Providing services in town and regional planning, traffic engineering, sustainable transportation planning and urban design.

Bairnsdale UD Framework

Urban Design

Bairnsdale Urban Design Framework

bairnsdale urban design framework
  • Client

    East Gippsland Shire Council

  • Council

    East Gippsland Shire Council

  • Location


  • Contact

    Tim Biles


Project Summary

The ratio: Urban Design & Planning Team as Message Consultants was appointed by East Gippsland Shire Council to prepare a Bairnsdale CBD Improvement Program. As lead consultant of a project team, comprising MDG Landscape Architects, Crossco Consulting and Traffic Works, a detailed Urban Design Framework Plan was prepared under the guidance of key stakeholders including Shire Council, Bairnsdale CBD reference group, community representatives, local traders and business representatives.

The purpose of this work was to improve the image, function, safety, vibrancy and commercial viability of the town while creating connected public spaces to promote greater social interaction and activity.

The work included the redesign and construction of the Bairnsdale Mall ($1m+), redesign and rebuilding of the central gardens toilet facilities, strategy for the revitalisation of the CBD laneways, along with a design palette and guidelines for paving and tree planting throughout the CBD.