Dirranbandi Master Plan

Everything is fine and dandy in Dirranbandi, designing with the local community to create a parkland.

River & Rail Precinct


Welcome to our project page showcasing our landscape design project for the River and Rail precinct in Dirranbandi. Our team, Porter Designs and Zen Landscaping Queensland, worked closely with the Dirranbandi Arts Council and the local community to create a landscape master plan that would guide future works in the area.

As landscape architects, we understood the importance of balancing various factors such as recreational, environmental, historical, tourism, economic development, and commercial aspirations of the local community and visitors. Our landscaping ideas aimed to preserve and promote the unique assets of the precinct while finding solutions for the negative traits.

The heart of the town was the railway station, which had been decommissioned after the 2011 floods. The railway infrastructure and grounds were decaying, creating a sad and sorry town image. However, the local people came together and decided to turn the railway grounds into a parkland. We held design workshops with the community to help them create their master plan, identifying assets and negative traits of the precinct. Our landscape architecture skills were put to use as we repurposed existing railway buildings and transformed them into flexible event spaces.

Our aim for the precinct was to create a place where locals could meet and tourists could stop, hear the stories of Dirranbandi, and spend quality time in the town. By using landscaping garden techniques and principles of landscape design, we created a beautiful and functional space that is a feature destination for the Balonne Shire.

We’re proud of our work in landscaping Australia and are grateful to have had the opportunity to contribute to the rejuvenation of Dirranbandi’s Rail and River precinct. We hope you enjoy browsing through the pictures of this project, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or landscaping needs. Photography with watermark by Laura K Photography.

Concept Plan

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