Fishermans Bend


Fishermans Bend - Australia’s largest urban renewal project

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project covering approximately 455 hectares in the heart of Melbourne. Fishermans Bend will consist of five precincts across two municipalities – the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip – and connect Melbourne's CBD to the bay.

It is expected that by 2050, it will be home to approximately 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 60,000 people.

Vision for Fishermans Bend

A Fishermans Bend Recast Vision was released for public consultation from 27 May to 1 July 2016. The final vision will set the underlying principles for planning Fishermans Bend and will be released soon.

Fishermans Bend Framework

The next step is producing the Fishermans Bend Framework for release in November. This will outline the strategies for transport infrastructure, community infrastructure, public space and density. It will also provide guidance on the location of local activity centres in each precinct, as well as strategies for sustainability.

A number of studies and expert reports will support the development of the Framework, these include:

A Transport Plan

The successful delivery of transport infrastructure will be one of the key components to delivering a liveable, well-connected community in Fishermans Bend.

The Fishermans Bend Taskforce has commissioned a range of transport studies that will feed into an overall Integrated Transport Plan for the area.

This means that transport modelling will be undertaken for different travel methods, as well as developing road and street alignments for preferred methods of transport (such as public transport, cycling, walking and vehicles).

Additional studies are also looking at river crossings, car parking and water transport options.

Green Star Communities

The Taskforce is aligning the planning framework for Fishermans Bend with the principles and credits of Green Star - Communities. Planning for Fishermans Bend will address the Green Star - Communities categories of governance, liveability, economic prosperity, environment and innovation.

A Public Space Strategy

An overarching public space strategy is being written which focuses on identifying funding models for public space and investigating potential opportunities for delivering additional open space in Fishermans Bend.

A Community Infrastructure Plan

The Fishermans Bend Taskforce is identifying the future community facilities and services that will be required as the Fishermans Bend population grows.

Population and demographic modelling

In order to understand the likely infrastructure demands of a future community in Fishermans Bend, an informed projection on population and employment is required.

A residential population of approximately 80,000 and an employment target of 60,000 by 2050 has been identified and the Fishermans Bend Taskforce is undertaking work to understand the potential demographic make-up of each precinct.

Employment precinct

An employment and economic strategy has been commissioned, which will outline the significance of Fishermans Bend in a regional and metropolitan context.

A contaminated land study is considering how the historical heavy industrial use within the precinct, may have caused contamination issues within the Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct.

Also underway is a buffer study which is expected to contribute to a more detailed understanding of existing environmental constraints and their potential impact on the introduction of non-residential ‘sensitive’ land uses.

Aboriginal heritage cultural study

A study is being undertaken to identify and understand traditional historical and contemporary cultural values and meaning held by Aboriginal people associated with the area and ways in which these values can be interpreted in a meaningful culturally appropriate and practical way.

Additional work

Work is currently underway to examine existing funding models that may be able to fund the infrastructure delivery requirements for the project. Some of the considerations will be developer contributions; state, local and federal funding; investigating value capture opportunities as well as identifying innovative funding models to deliver our public infrastructure.

In addition,work is underway to update an ‘Integrated Servicing Strategy’, which includes looking at the financial and economic viability of the strategy, in conjunction with the Victorian Government, utilities providers and developers. This work is also examining opportunities to introduce sustainable and innovative utilities options.

Consultation

There will be a range of consultation activities as part of the release of the Fishermans Bend Framework in November, and further engagement opportunities as part of the development of the precinct plans throughout 2017.

Precinct Plans

Each neighbourhood will have its own Precinct Plan that will reflect the fine-grain detail of what has been outlined in the Fishermans Bend Framework. They will also provide the on the ground implementation plans and provide more detail on the staging and timing of development.

Planning Scheme Amendment

A Planning Scheme Amendment will be prepared to implement the Fishermans Bend Framework in the planning schemes of the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip.




Fishermans Bend - Australia’s largest urban renewal project

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project covering approximately 455 hectares in the heart of Melbourne. Fishermans Bend will consist of five precincts across two municipalities – the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip – and connect Melbourne's CBD to the bay.

It is expected that by 2050, it will be home to approximately 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 60,000 people.

Vision for Fishermans Bend

A Fishermans Bend Recast Vision was released for public consultation from 27 May to 1 July 2016. The final vision will set the underlying principles for planning Fishermans Bend and will be released soon.

Fishermans Bend Framework

The next step is producing the Fishermans Bend Framework for release in November. This will outline the strategies for transport infrastructure, community infrastructure, public space and density. It will also provide guidance on the location of local activity centres in each precinct, as well as strategies for sustainability.

A number of studies and expert reports will support the development of the Framework, these include:

A Transport Plan

The successful delivery of transport infrastructure will be one of the key components to delivering a liveable, well-connected community in Fishermans Bend.

The Fishermans Bend Taskforce has commissioned a range of transport studies that will feed into an overall Integrated Transport Plan for the area.

This means that transport modelling will be undertaken for different travel methods, as well as developing road and street alignments for preferred methods of transport (such as public transport, cycling, walking and vehicles).

Additional studies are also looking at river crossings, car parking and water transport options.

Green Star Communities

The Taskforce is aligning the planning framework for Fishermans Bend with the principles and credits of Green Star - Communities. Planning for Fishermans Bend will address the Green Star - Communities categories of governance, liveability, economic prosperity, environment and innovation.

A Public Space Strategy

An overarching public space strategy is being written which focuses on identifying funding models for public space and investigating potential opportunities for delivering additional open space in Fishermans Bend.

A Community Infrastructure Plan

The Fishermans Bend Taskforce is identifying the future community facilities and services that will be required as the Fishermans Bend population grows.

Population and demographic modelling

In order to understand the likely infrastructure demands of a future community in Fishermans Bend, an informed projection on population and employment is required.

A residential population of approximately 80,000 and an employment target of 60,000 by 2050 has been identified and the Fishermans Bend Taskforce is undertaking work to understand the potential demographic make-up of each precinct.

Employment precinct

An employment and economic strategy has been commissioned, which will outline the significance of Fishermans Bend in a regional and metropolitan context.

A contaminated land study is considering how the historical heavy industrial use within the precinct, may have caused contamination issues within the Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct.

Also underway is a buffer study which is expected to contribute to a more detailed understanding of existing environmental constraints and their potential impact on the introduction of non-residential ‘sensitive’ land uses.

Aboriginal heritage cultural study

A study is being undertaken to identify and understand traditional historical and contemporary cultural values and meaning held by Aboriginal people associated with the area and ways in which these values can be interpreted in a meaningful culturally appropriate and practical way.

Additional work

Work is currently underway to examine existing funding models that may be able to fund the infrastructure delivery requirements for the project. Some of the considerations will be developer contributions; state, local and federal funding; investigating value capture opportunities as well as identifying innovative funding models to deliver our public infrastructure.

In addition,work is underway to update an ‘Integrated Servicing Strategy’, which includes looking at the financial and economic viability of the strategy, in conjunction with the Victorian Government, utilities providers and developers. This work is also examining opportunities to introduce sustainable and innovative utilities options.

Consultation

There will be a range of consultation activities as part of the release of the Fishermans Bend Framework in November, and further engagement opportunities as part of the development of the precinct plans throughout 2017.

Precinct Plans

Each neighbourhood will have its own Precinct Plan that will reflect the fine-grain detail of what has been outlined in the Fishermans Bend Framework. They will also provide the on the ground implementation plans and provide more detail on the staging and timing of development.

Planning Scheme Amendment

A Planning Scheme Amendment will be prepared to implement the Fishermans Bend Framework in the planning schemes of the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip.



Who's planning Fishermans Bend

  • Ministerial Advisory Committee

    about 1 month ago

    An independent Ministerial Advisory Committee was announced on 21 July 2015 to advise the Minister for Planning on Fishermans Bend.

    The Fishermans Bend Ministerial Advisory Committee has reviewed the planning process to date for the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area and provided a report to the Minister for Planning in October 2015. The report includes 40 recommendations, 34 of which have been adopted in full and six in part. Please see the report, summary of the recommendations and the Minister for Planning's response below.

    The Minister for Planning's response to the advisory committee's recommendations were discussed at a Fishermans Bend... Continue reading

    An independent Ministerial Advisory Committee was announced on 21 July 2015 to advise the Minister for Planning on Fishermans Bend.

    The Fishermans Bend Ministerial Advisory Committee has reviewed the planning process to date for the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area and provided a report to the Minister for Planning in October 2015. The report includes 40 recommendations, 34 of which have been adopted in full and six in part. Please see the report, summary of the recommendations and the Minister for Planning's response below.

    The Minister for Planning's response to the advisory committee's recommendations were discussed at a Fishermans Bend community forum on 29 February 2016, which was attended by the Minister for Planning, the advisory committee, Fishermans Bend taskforce, and about 300 community members, industry stakeholders, and council members.

    The Ministerial Advisory Committee will also be producing further reports to provide independent advice on the planning and future of Fishermans Bend as the taskforce progresses through their recommendations.

  • Fishermans Bend Taskforce

    about 1 month ago

    One of the first recommendations of the Ministerial Advisory Committee that the Planning Minister has acted upon is the creation of a new Fishermans Bend Taskforce that comprises members from Places Victoria, the Metropolitan Planning Authority, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and the Cities of Melbourne and Port Phillip.

    The taskforce will work together with the Ministerial Advisory Committee and the community to develop a blueprint for Fishermans Bend that will transform it into a place for everyone.


    The taskforce is developing:

    • four detailed Neighbourhood Plans for Lorimer, Montague, Wirraway and Sandridge
    • ... Continue reading

    One of the first recommendations of the Ministerial Advisory Committee that the Planning Minister has acted upon is the creation of a new Fishermans Bend Taskforce that comprises members from Places Victoria, the Metropolitan Planning Authority, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and the Cities of Melbourne and Port Phillip.

    The taskforce will work together with the Ministerial Advisory Committee and the community to develop a blueprint for Fishermans Bend that will transform it into a place for everyone.


    The taskforce is developing:

    • four detailed Neighbourhood Plans for Lorimer, Montague, Wirraway and Sandridge
    • a Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct Plan and overarching Infrastructure Plan for the entire Fishermans Bend area, including transport infrastructure, community infrastructure and open space, environment and water sensitive urban design responses and development contributions
    • a draft planning scheme amendment and any proposed implementation actions arising from the development of the plans
    • a draft Community Engagement Plan.