Why is council undertaking this project?

    The streetscape design will build upon the themes and character established in the first stage upgrade, which focussed on the area along the Esplanade adjacent to McMillan Strait.

    Will there be changes to traffic flow and car parking?

    Vehicle movement on the Esplanade will continue to function as existing, with two-way traffic maintained and kerbside parallel parking retained on the northern side of the street. Kerb alignments on the northern side of the street will generally remain as existing, apart from a single new kerb outstand proposed at the corner of Wellington Street.

    How will the new streetscape benefit pedestrians?

    While vehicle movement is largely maintained, the pedestrian environment will be considerably enhanced by the proposed streetscape upgrade. Other initiatives to enhance amenity and safety for pedestrians include:

    • A new raised pedestrian crossing point near the corner of Langford Parade;
    • Two new raised pedestrian crossing points mid-block between Langford Parade and Wellington Street;
    • A new raised pedestrian crossing point near the corner of Wellington Street, using a new kerb outstand;
    • An enhanced raised pedestrian crossing point near the corner of Fleischer Street;
    • Replacement of all existing brick and concrete footpaths with new concrete pavements with a saw cut grid pattern to continue recent works east of Fleischer Street
    • Use of coloured saw cut concrete at all pedestrian crossing points to continue the pavement theme used at similar points east of Fleischer Street
    • Replacement of existing street furniture (seats, litter bins, cycle racks etc) with new fitting continuing the themes installed east of Fleischer Street. 

    Will there be new tree plantings along the Esplanade?

    In addition to improving safety and amenity for pedestrians, the proposed design identifies opportunities to enhance the visual amenity of the streetscape through additional shrub, ground cover and tree planting.

    The streetscape design proposes new mass planting at kerb extensions and medians. This planting is intended to be low, so as to not interfere with driver or pedestrian sight lines, but also to be hardy in a foreshore setting, colourful, and with a variety of texture to provide visual interest throughout the year.

    The streetscape design also proposes the planting of limited numbers of Banksia integrifolia (Coast Banksia) where space permits without damage to infrastructure or blocking of important views.

    How you can get involved

    East Gippsland Shire Council would like to get your feedback on the Paynesville Esplanade Streetscape Upgrade draft concepts.

    A short survey is available to complete online or at one of the Customer Service Centres noted below. The feedback process concludes at 5.00pm Monday 26 June 2017.

    Online comments

    Online comments can be made http://yoursay.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/paynesville-esplanade

    Written comments

    Hardcopies of the documents can also be viewed at the Customer Service Centres noted below, during the hours of Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5:00pm, with the exception of Mallacoota.

    Bairnsdale - Service Centre: 24 Service Street

    Lakes Entrance: 18 Mechanics Street
    Omeo: 179 Day Avenue

    Orbost: 1 Ruskin Street

    Paynesville: 55 The Esplanade

    Mallacoota: 70 Maurice Avenue

    Monday and Tuesday 10.00 am - 2.00 pm, 

    Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

    Once completed, please return the survey to:

    Sophie Beasley, Strategic Projects Planner

    PO Box 1618, Bairnsdale, Vic 3875

    Facsimile: (03) 5153 9576

    Email: feedback@egipps.vic.gov.au

    Please note: council officers need to receive hard copy submissions by the closing date. Please allow up to five (5) days for postal delivery.