Final plans for Fishermans Bend have been released today that will protect the area from over-development in Australia’s largest urban renewal area.

The Fishermans Bend Framework will guide the development of the area which is anticipated to be home to 80,000 residents and 80,000 workers by 2050.

The plan sets out key initiatives including new primary and secondary schools, public transport connections including new walking and cycling links, enough open space to fit 60 MCGs and housing choice for families including a 6 per cent affordable housing target for all new developments.

The Fishermans Bend neighbourhood will be a low carbon, climate resilient community with world- leading sustainability initiatives underpinning the plan for recycling, waste, energy and water management.

The Framework is supported by new planning controls following 12 months of public consultation, with over 250 submissions considered by an independent panel, and will be supported by an infrastructure funding plan.

The next step is working with the community including community groups, landowners, businesses, industry, service providers and councils to develop precinct plans which will provide the fine grain detail for each neighbourhood.

The Fishermans Bend Development Board will guide the development of this landmark project working with all groups in the community, the City of Port Phillip, the City of Melbourne and the Fishermans Bend Taskforce.

We are completing the planning and beginning the delivery of services and infrastructure – the new South Melbourne Primary School is open, the local park opposite is soon complete, work is underway on a new innovation hub on the former GMH site and world leading water recycling facility as well as planning for transport connections and a new secondary school.

To view the Fishermans Bend Framework, see the video and supporting materials visit

Page last updated: 12/10/18