Fishermans Bend is Australia's largest urban renewal project covering
approximately 455 hectares in the heart of Melbourne. It will consist of five
precincts that are across two municipalities – the cities of Melbourne and Port
Phillip and connects 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. The urban renewal of
this area offers a city shaping opportunity of international significance.
In 2015, the Victorian Government announced details of recasting the
planning of Fishermans Bend, putting people back into the decision making
process while ensuring the area becomes a vibrant and sustainable community
that supports jobs and economic growth.
The recast saw the urban renewal area of Fishermans Bend almost double in
size with a large new employment precinct being added to Fishermans Bend's four
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
Further information about Fishermans Bend can be found at www.fishermansbend.vic.gov.au