Client: East Gippsland and Wellington Shire Councils, in association with the Department of Sustainability and Environment and the Gippsland Coastal Board
Type: Urban Design
Consultant team Meinhardt Infrastructure & Environment Pty Ltd, Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd, Urban Futures Consulting, Saturn Corporate Resources Pty Ltd and Ecology Australia Pty Ltd.
PROJECT OVERVIEW The Coastal Towns Design Framework is the largest urban design framework project to be conducted in regional Victoria.
A primary objective of the Coastal Towns Design Framework was to implement the Victorian Coastal Strategy (2002), as well as other regional strategic coastal planning policies, State tourism strategies, foreshore management plans and local planning schemes/policies. These policies provided the primary policy foundation for the Urban Design Framework. This was supported by local analysis, the identification of issues and broader areas of research, including regional trends and strategic approaches to similar issues elsewhere.
Urban Initiatives provided landscape and urban design advice through all phases of the study from initial analysis and consultation through to the development and costing of all master plans for public and private development within these towns.
3D modeling was used to illustrate design more complex design proposals in larger towns.
Awards This project has been recognised with the following awards
Australia Award for Urban Design 2007 (Award for the best project from all professions)
AILA 2008 Australian Medal for Landscape Architecture (Award for the best landscape architecture project in 2007/8)
‘The jury concluded that with its Coastal Towns Design Frameworks, Urban Initiatives has delivered a very significant landscape planning project that should be acclaimed and celebrated nationally” Landscape Australia November 2008
2007 AILA Victoria Commendation for Planning in Landscape Architecture
2007 Planning Institute Australia 2007 Victorian award for Rural & Regional Planning Achievement.
2008 Planning Institute Australia National Award Commendation URBAN DESIGN – PLANS AND IDEAS AWARD