Fishermans Bend is the largest urban renewal area in Australia. Plan Melbourne identifies Fishermans Bend as a key part of an expanded central city.
The Victorian Government has announced details of the recast and improved Fishermans Bend precinct, putting people back into the decision making process while ensuring the area becomes a vibrant and sustainable community, supporting jobs and economic growth. The recast will see the urban renewal area of Fishermans Bend almost double in size with a large new employment precinct in addition to Fishermans Bend’s four distinct neighbourhoods.
Recasting Fishermans Bend will deliver much needed clarity, certainty and reassurance to surrounding communities and industry, and protect Fishermans Bend from over development while ensuring the provision of community infrastructure such as schools and services reflects best practice urban renewal.
A Fishermans Bend Taskforce has been established 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.
For more information visit www.fishermansbend.vic.gov.au.