Other projects

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.
 
The sports courts are located next to the Hub between Waterview Walk and Harbour Esplanade.

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.

The Docklands Community Garden is located in Geographe Street. For more information, contact the City of Melbourne.

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

Docklands Park 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.

Water transport

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.

Fishing

The City of Melbourne is developing a strategy in response to the growing popularity of recreational fishing in Docklands.