The Minister will refer the called-in applications to an advisory committee for an informed and considered assessment against the new planning controls once they are in the planning scheme – instead of measuring them against the current interim controls.

This will ensure all approvals and development outcomes align with the long-term vision to achieve an inclusive and healthy community with a range of housing choices.

The Victorian Government has spent considerable time engaging with the local community, developers and other stakeholder groups to establish a robust and comprehensive plan as a guideline for future development in the area.

The Government released the draft Fishermans Bend Framework and planning controls for consideration in October 2017.  In addition to the proposed planning controls, the draft Framework includes plans for:

3D model of current vision for mid-rise development and previously granted permits in Montague

  • 80,000 local jobs
  • four primary schools, a public secondary school and a community hub
  • open space spanning the equivalent of two thirds the size of Docklands
  • enough space for four AFL-sized ovals, six soccer pitches and eight outdoor courts.

More than 250 submissions to the draft Framework have been received, indicating strong community and commercial interest.

Following the public hearing of submissions, which will run from March to May, the Fishermans Bend Framework and planning controls will be finalised and included in the planning schemes of the City of Melbourne and City of Port Phillip.

Read the draft Framework and planning controls in the Fishermans Bend document library