Fishermans Bend

Transformation of Fishermans Bend takes a major step forward

A major step forward in the transformation of Fishermans Bend has been announced with plans to develop Australia's leading design, engineering and technology district at the General Motors Holden (GMH) site in Salmon Street. Find out more here.

Fishermans Bend - Australia's largest urban renewal

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project covering approximately 485 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.

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.


Transformation of Fishermans Bend takes a major step forward

A major step forward in the transformation of Fishermans Bend has been announced with plans to develop Australia's leading design, engineering and technology district at the General Motors Holden (GMH) site in Salmon Street. Find out more here.

Fishermans Bend - Australia's largest urban renewal

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project covering approximately 485 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.

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.


  • Ministerial Advisory Committee

    2 months 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

    2 months 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.