Metung and Paynesville (2010)
Work undertaken in Metung and Paynesville in 2010 demonstrates our capacity for providing flexible solutions, and spatial guidance for high intensity tourist precincts. The key principle was to manage economic development and renew commercial stock whilst also balancing residential accommodation. Both sites are undergoing considerable pressure from a burgeoning tourism industry, and the site design response is tempered by the need to provide long term benefits to a diverse range of user groups.
The design response aims to identify the intrinsic local character and define this with a considered use of materials, setback and mass. We developed a spatial template, which gives continuity and sequence to shopfronts, planting, materials selection and local culture. In this respect we appreciate the elements that contribute to the character of Lake Hume Foreshore and adopt a similar approach.
- emphasis on detailed design including planting selection, materials selection and overall integration of the design within the existing area;
- management of economic development;
- balance of residential accommodation with visual integrity of surrounding area;
- identification of intrinsic local character, reflected with considered use of materials;
- open space/recreation principles as foundation for master plan design.
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