The Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct is identified in Plan Melbourne as state significant and one of seven National Innovation and Employment Clusters. At 230 hectares, the Employment Precinct is also the largest precinct within the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area.

The precinct has been synonymous with innovation and ingenuity in Australia’s manufacturing and industrial history, and that proud tradition is set to continue.

By 2050 it is envisaged that the precinct will be home to at least 40,000 jobs and over 20,000 students and be internationally renowned as a centre for innovation in advanced manufacturing, engineering and design.

The Victorian Government's Fishermans Bend Innovation Precinct sits at the heart of the Employment Precinct on the former General Motors Holden (GMH) site.

Map of stakeholders that are associated with Advanced Manufacturing

The Innovation Precinct is set to welcome the University of Melbourne’s School of Engineering and Design and $179.4 m of funding was committed in the 2021-22 Victorian State Budget to rejuvenate this important catalyst site.

Complementing this investment, the Gateway to the GMH project is being delivered by the City of Melbourne to provide immediate improvements in cycling connections, greening, digital infrastructure and the creative activation of the precinct.

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Page last updated: 02/07/21