Pinjarra Heritage Railway Precinct

Pinjarra Heritage Railway Precinct

Project Details

DATE

2020

TITLE

Pinjarra Heritage Railway Precinct

SERVICE

Community & Stakeholder Engagement, Precinct Plan, Masterplan

CLIENT

Shire of Murray

LOCATION

Pinjarra, Western Australia

Since the town was founded the Pinjarra Railway Precinct has played a significant role in the history and economy of Pinjarra, and has sentimental attachment for many Pinjarra residents. Despite this, the cost  of maintenance and a lack of overall direction had led the Precinct to fall into disrepair. When we were engaged, the Precinct was largely underutlised aside from a few emerging community groups.

In close proximity to Pinjarra CBD, the Shire of Murray’s strategic planning identified the Precinct as a critical space to support the future tourism and economic capabilities of Pinjarra. While the Shire had some general ideas about what the Precinct might offer the CBD (small scale business, community focused organisations, tourism) they required our services to engage with stakeholders, conduct a business viability assessment on prospective functions and develop a masterplan for the sites arrangement.

The Shire needed strong guidance on how to approach the revitalisation of the Precinct. While the Shire new the site had lots of potential, they were unsure how to progress or what goals they should pursue. Our expertise would be essential to identify a potential program for the space, ensuring it was economically viable and sustainable

 

Testimonial from the Shire:

“The Shire has been really impressed with the high quality outcomes achieved on two of our key revitalization projects, which is a real credit to, and a reflection of, the team’s commitment to professionalism and a real understanding the brief and what the Shire and our community are seeking to achieve. The innovation shown by Place Lab to adapt and pivot the intended engagement approach to respond to COVID 19 conditions to ensure effective and personalized engagement with our stakeholders was outstanding and greatly appreciated. Feedback from stakeholders and the community has been incredible, with many highlighting how much they enjoyed being part of the process. Working with consultants can be challenging at times, but we have found the whole experience to be really, really great. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the team to any LG [sic] looking for consultants who do more than just tick the boxes.“”  –   Shire of Murray

Category
Masterplan, Public Realm