Working collaboratively with our client Landcom, Urbis delivered stakeholder and community engagement to inform plans for the adaptive reuse of historic Bardia Barracks.

Bardia Barracks is a historic military training camp and has played an important role in Australia’s history. It provides a strong link to the nation’s military heritage. Bardia Barracks is a unique site, with a range of challenges such as accessibility and heritage considerations.

Urbis was commissioned to understand the views of members of the community who held long associations with the Barracks, political representatives and other key stakeholders, so that the public benefits of the site could be maximised.

Urbis understands that because people shape places, the best way to achieve success is to work in collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders, identify feedback early and work with people’s ideas to shape the outcome.

Urbis’ people-centred approach underpinned the way we engaged with members of the community, including those with a strong lived connection to the Barracks.