As Australia's largest urban renewal project, Fishermans Bend is a project of state significance. Planning for the next chapter of Melbourne’s growth story is well underway.

During each stage of the planning for Fishermans Bend, community consultation will take place.

The planning phases are:

The Fishermans Bend Vision

From Friday 27 May to Friday 1 July 2016, the Fishermans Bend Taskforce released the draft Fishermans Bend Recast Vision for public consultation.

Community feedback is being used to develop a final Vision for Fishermans Bend that will soon be released.

The Vision sets the strategic directions for planning Fishermans Bend.

Read the Fishermans Bend Recast Vision

Fishermans Bend planning review panel

The Minister for Planning appointed a planning review panel to receive and consider submissions on Planning Scheme Amendment GC81. Hearings commenced in March 2018 and concluded in June 2018.

Find out more about the Fishermans Bend planning review panel

The Fishermans Bend Framework

The Fishermans Bend Framework outlines the strategies for transport, built form, community infrastructure, public space and density, heritage, activity centres and sustainability.

Find out more about the Fishermans Bend Framework

The final Fishermans Bend Framework was released on 5 October 2018.

Planning Scheme Amendment

A Planning Scheme Amendment will be prepared to implement the Fishermans Bend Framework and planning controls in the planning schemes of the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip.

Precinct plans

Each neighbourhood will have its own Precinct Plan that will reflect the fine-grain detail of what has been outlined in the Fishermans Bend Framework. These plans will also provide the on the ground implementation plans and provide more detail on the staging and timing of development.

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Page last updated: 11/01/24