The Fishermans Bend Development Board has been established to guide the planning and development of this landmark project for Melbourne. The Board will guide engagement with the community, advising on precinct plans and major decisions for Fishermans Bend,  supporting the growth of healthy, thriving neighbourhoods while creating new jobs.

The board will be led by Ms Meredith Sussex AM as Chair. Ms Sussex is joined by a team of five experts in planning, industry, finance and transport: Ms Cheryl Batagol PSM, Ms Janet Bolitho, Mr Gary Liddle, Mr Martyn Myer AO and Ms Susan Oliver.

The Board will ensure the vision for Fishermans Bend is realised through accountability and good decision-making.

In addition a Mayors’ Forum has been established with the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip, continuing the strong partnerships and collaboration integral to the success of the area.

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Ongoing community engagement

A comprehensive program on engagement with the community on planning for Fishermans Bend is underway. The Fishermans Bend vision was released in 2016 followed by consultation on the Draft Framework and planning controls, including public hearings by an independent planning panel.

Community feedback and the recommendations from the Planning Review Panel are being considered by government in the final Framework and planning controls.

Following this, five precinct plans will be developed with the community. The precinct plans for Montague, Lorimer, Sandridge, Wirraway and the Employment Precinct will include finer detail on each precinct and implementation.