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It has been a momentous year in the transformation of Fishermans Bend. It is indeed a city shaping development and a wonderful opportunity for Melbourne.

Fishermans Bend will be one of Australia’s most important innovation precincts – a place for pioneering knowledge based business and as well as leading social, environmental built form and urban design.

Much progress has been made to date and there is more to continue to deliver.

Work on our sustainability goals continues and next year will see progress in ensuring water sensitive urban design, a world leading water recycling facility and next steps for the sustainability hub which aims to develop new, leading standards for waste, water, energy and community facilities.

Coming months will also bring progress in some of our landmark catalyst projects. The future employment options for Fishermans Bend and Melbourne will be boosted by the further development of the former General Motors Holden site into Australia’s leading design, engineering and technology district.

Transport is another key need for the future development and 2019 will see progress on pedestrian and cycling friendly street design, and further work on connections to the CBD.

The Board is delighted to be working closely with community members and stakeholders on these important areas and is looking forward to the insights they bring.

An exciting new phase for Fishermans Bend

As part of the recent government announcements regarding Ministry changes, a new Priority Precincts portfolio has been created. The Fishermans Bend Taskforce will operate under the newly created Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions from 1 January 2019.

As the development of Fishermans Bend transitions from planning to delivery, the focus of the new department aligns with the next stage for the area in in delivering the jobs, homes, infrastructure and services that the growing community will need.

The Fishermans Bend Taskforce will continue to work closely with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on the remaining planning tasks, including assessment of proposals and precinct plans development.

Page last updated: 14/01/19