Building the foundations of a community

Building a community

Places Victoria is building the foundations for the Docklands community through projects identified in the Docklands Community and Place Plan - July 2012 (PDF, 8.58MB). 

The Docklands Community and Place Plan was the result of an extensive community engagement program designed to:
  • Identify opportunities to enhance existing and proposed developments in Docklands.
  • Explore and provide input on how to create a vibrant sense of place and an engaged community over the second and final decade.
To view a summary of the community infrastructure projects to be delivered, including funding partners and anticipated delivery periods, view the Docklands Community and Place Plan - A Guide (PDF, 3.95MB)

About 30 community-endorsed projects have been identified for delivery in Docklands, which will see Docklands truly become a community. These include:
  1. Aboriginal heritage trail
  2. Community and sporting facility in north-west Docklands (Ron Barassi Snr Park)
  3. Family Services and Boating Hub (Community Hub @ The Dock)
  4. Community recreational swimming pool
  5. Docklands library and community centre (Library @ The Dock)
  6. Exhibition venue
  7. Fox classic car museum and exhibition space
  8. Floating (barge) stage for events
  9. Garden shelter
  10. Harbour Esplanade Redevelopment
  11. Harbour Esplanade – temporary activation (Hortus)
  12. Improved way-finding signage
  13. Public viewing platform at Victoria Harbour Control tower
  14. Maritime heritage trail
  15. Neighbourhood community centre at Yarra’s Edge
  16. Outdoor multipurpose courts
  17. Park improvements
  18. Place of Worship
  19. Performance event venue
  20. Pedestrian and cyclist link (Jim Stynes Bridge underpass)
  21. Recreational fishing facilities
  22. Running and walking tracks
  23. School site
  24. Spaces for community and creative enterprises
  25. Temporary markets 
  26. Water based artworks
  27. Water ferries