Places Victoria is working with the City of Melbourne
to deliver other community-building projects in Docklands.
Completed projects include:
Docklands Sports Courts
Docklands’ outdoor sports courts opened in March 2013. The sports courts are operated by Active Melbourne City Sports
and are available for public use and regular bookings for basketball, netball futsal and other sports.
Docklands Community Garden
The Docklands Community Garden opened in July 2012 to support the development of healthy and connected communities. There are lemon and lime trees taking root, a communal barbeque, a rosemary grove, vegetable patches, plus barrels for herbs and other edibles. The garden makes great use of timbers and materials that have been salvaged from other areas during the Docklands development project.
Jim Stynes Bridge
Connections to Docklands Park have been improved through the construction of the Jim Stynes Bridge
. The new bridge has improved connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists between the Northbank waterfront, Docklands and Melbourne’s CBD. It runs underneath the Charles Grimes Bridge.
Projects underway include:
Docklands Park improvements
upgrades were recently completed to improve access, install new landscaping such as seating along the Collins Street edge and new plantings. .
Victoria Harbour Bridge Link and Docklands Running and Walking Circuit
The potential for a pedestrian bridge link across the mouth of Victoria Harbour is being investigated. The bridge link could connect the north and central parts of Docklands and assist in creating a running and walking track, similar to the popular Tan track in South Yarra, that loops Docklands.
The City of Melbourne is undertaking a feasibility study for a ferry and charter terminal at Harbour Esplanade. For more information, visit the City of Melbourne’s website.
The potential for a ferry from Wyndham to Docklands has also been proposed by the private sector and is earmarked to begin mid-2016.
The City of Melbourne is developing a strategy
in response to the growing popularity of recreational fishing in Docklands.