Bairnsdale - McKean Street Pedestrian Crossings

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Road safety improvements are planned for McKean Street, Bairnsdale.

Two pedestrian crossings are planned for installation on McKean Street to enhance safety for pedestrians whilst also providing multiple advantages to the community and the local environment.

The installation of formalised pedestrian crossings will improve the overall safety for pedestrians by raising driver awareness, encouraging them to slow down and be more cautious. The crossings will also benefit individuals with limited mobility, making the area more accessible to everyone, and assist to manage and control traffic, ensuring smoother flow and reducing congestion during peak school hours.

Complementing the new pedestrian crossings, additional safety measures are being planned for bus loop road. This includes black pedestrian fencing, warning tactile markers installed as per DDA requirements, chevron line marking and a raised pedestrian crossing with associated line marking.

These additional safety measures will encourage walking and cycling to school, increasing physical activity and reducing car emissions - benefiting both health and the environment.

Objective and scope

The main objective of the project is to improve safety for pedestrians and students accessing Bairnsdale Secondary College.

Works scheduled to be undertaken in this project include:

  • Construction of pedestrian crossings.
  • Upgrade to existing footpaths and construction of new footpaths, where required.
  • Installation of additional kerb and channel.

Consultation and community engagement

Discussions with Bairnsdale Secondary College identified concerns for students accessing the school safely. These discussions informed the development of the design plans. Council will be continuing to liaise with the Secondary College throughout the project.


Funding for this project is provided by East Gippsland Shire Council.


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Road safety improvements are planned for McKean Street, Bairnsdale.

Two pedestrian crossings are planned for installation on McKean Street to enhance safety for pedestrians whilst also providing multiple advantages to the community and the local environment.

The installation of formalised pedestrian crossings will improve the overall safety for pedestrians by raising driver awareness, encouraging them to slow down and be more cautious. The crossings will also benefit individuals with limited mobility, making the area more accessible to everyone, and assist to manage and control traffic, ensuring smoother flow and reducing congestion during peak school hours.

Complementing the new pedestrian crossings, additional safety measures are being planned for bus loop road. This includes black pedestrian fencing, warning tactile markers installed as per DDA requirements, chevron line marking and a raised pedestrian crossing with associated line marking.

These additional safety measures will encourage walking and cycling to school, increasing physical activity and reducing car emissions - benefiting both health and the environment.

Objective and scope

The main objective of the project is to improve safety for pedestrians and students accessing Bairnsdale Secondary College.

Works scheduled to be undertaken in this project include:

  • Construction of pedestrian crossings.
  • Upgrade to existing footpaths and construction of new footpaths, where required.
  • Installation of additional kerb and channel.

Consultation and community engagement

Discussions with Bairnsdale Secondary College identified concerns for students accessing the school safely. These discussions informed the development of the design plans. Council will be continuing to liaise with the Secondary College throughout the project.


Funding for this project is provided by East Gippsland Shire Council.


Project updates will be provided on YourSay in the tab below. Please choose to follow this project on Your Say to receive important information regarding this project directly to your inbox.

Should you wish to search for other projects in your town, simply type the town name in the search bar.

  • 11 June 2024 - Project completion

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    The McKean Street pedestrian crossings are finished.

    The new pedestrian crossings and footpaths now provide a safer environment for Bairnsdale Secondary College students travelling to and from school. Additional safety measures, including tactile markers and Disability Discrimination Act1992 (DDA) compliant footpath crossings offer significant benefits to individuals with restricted mobility, making the area more inclusive for all.

    Council is proud to deliver this safety improvement project for the Bairnsdale district and the East Gippsland community.

    Concrete footpath constructed to Victoria Street
    Kerb crossing at Enid Street with tactile surfacing installed
    Pedestrian crossing at Anderson Street


  • 12 March 2024

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    Works have commenced!

    Work has already kicked-off, with the contractor Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd starting the groundwork for new footpaths near the intersection of Anderson Street.

    Works will be minimised during peak school times and are anticipated for completion by the end of April 2024.

    Appropriate traffic management will be in place to ensure safety for everyone, with very minor delays expected. Visitors to the area are asked to observe construction signage and any directions from the contractor - including following traffic management direction in the precinct during the works.

    Access to properties within the worksite will remain open during works and the contractor's crews will work with any impacted residents to minimise any disruptions to their daily routine.

    Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation while we complete these improvements to provide a safer environment for our students and community members.

    Should you have any questions, please contact the Project Super visor on 5153 9500, or via email at feedback@egipps.vic.gov.au

    Stay tuned for further updates as this project progresses!

  • Project Update - 3 January 2024

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    The civil works contract has been formally awarded to Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd.

    Council is working closely with the contractors to ensure minimal disruptions to school activities and will advise the school bus companies prior to works commencing.

    Works will be scheduled to commence once the contractual arrangements are in place.

    Regular updates will be provided directly to the school and also to community through YourSay.

  • Tender for construction open until 15 November 2023

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    Tender for construction is now open.

    To be a part of this exciting project, submit your tender submission at - www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/council/tenders

    Tender closes Wednesday 15 November 2023.

    Once the construction tender has been awarded, Council will work closely with the contractors to ensure minimal disruptions and will advise the school bus companies prior to works commencing.

Page last updated: 12 Jun 2024, 08:39 PM