We are currently developing the Draft Fishermans Bend Framework, which will outline the strategies for transport, community infrastructure - services and facilities, public space, density, Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage, activity centres and sustainability.

The draft Framework will be released in Spring 2017 for public consultation.

Thank you for helping to shape the development of the Fishermans Bend Framework.

Thank you to everyone who came to one of our drop-in sessions and attended our workshops in November. We provided an update on the progress of the project and the principles and ideas being developed for the draft Framework.

Community services and facilities fact sheet (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Public spaces fact sheet (PDF, 3.3 MB)
Sustainability fact sheet (PDF, 2.3 MB)
Transport fact sheet (PDF, 3.4 MB)
Principles and ideas display boards (PDF, 2.3 MB)

The engagement enabled the Taskforce to test and validate the key ideas and priorities emerging from the work underway on the Framework as well as capture ideas that express the community’s broader vision for the future of Fishermans Bend.

The feedback we received has now been compiled in the Development of the Draft Fishermans Bend Framework Public Engagement Report.

Development of the Draft Fishermans Bend Framework Public Engagement Report (PDF, 3.1 MB)

The draft Framework will be released soon and there will be more opportunities for you to provide feedback at this time. There will be a range of ways for you to have your say and we encourage you to stay up-to-date by signing up to our e-Newsletter and visiting our website.

As part of the development and delivery of the Fishermans Bend Framework and Precinct Plans, work is underway to examine existing funding models that may be able to fund the infrastructure delivery requirements for the project. Some of the considerations will be developer contributions; state, local and federal funding; investigating value capture opportunities as well as identifying innovative funding models to deliver our public infrastructure.

How is the Framework being developed?

A number of studies and expert reports will support the development of the Framework, these include:

Integrated Transport Plan

The successful delivery of transport infrastructure will be one of the key components to delivering a liveable, well-connected community in Fishermans Bend.

The Fishermans Bend Taskforce has commissioned a range of transport studies that will feed into an overall Integrated Transport Plan for the area.

This means that transport modelling will be undertaken for different travel methods, as well as developing road and street alignments for preferred methods of transport (such as public transport, cycling, walking and vehicles).

Additional studies are also looking at river crossings, car parking and water transport options.

Green Star - Communities

The Fishermans Bend Taskforce is aligning the planning framework for Fishermans Bend with the principles and credits of Green Star - Communities. Planning for Fishermans Bend will address the Green Star - Communities categories of governance, liveability, economic prosperity, environment and innovation.

A Public Space Strategy

An overarching public space strategy will provide an indicative plan for public space to cater for a range of community experiences. It will also identify funding models for public space and investigate potential opportunities for delivering additional open space in Fishermans Bend.

A Community Infrastructure Plan

The Fishermans Bend Taskforce is identifying the future community facilities and services for residents and workers that will be required as the Fishermans Bend population grows.

Smart City and Integrated Infrastructure Strategies

An integrated infrastructure plan is being developed that will look at opportunities to embed smart city thinking into the design and operation of infrastructure to manage utilities and resources more efficiently and support increased resilience.

Aboriginal and Historic Cultural Heritage

A study is being undertaken to identify and understand traditional historical and contemporary cultural values and meaning held by Aboriginal people and the ways in which these values can be interpreted in a meaningful and practical way.

An additional study is underway to understand Historic Cultural Heritage in Fishermans Bend.

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