Setting new benchmarks for urban renewal
The 2050 vision for Fishermans Bend recognises the 485-hectare renewal area as an once-in-a-generation opportunity to set new benchmarks for inner city urban renewal and best practice sustainability outcomes.
With the vision targeting a future community of at least 80,000 people and 80,000 jobs, benchmarks are set relating to economic prosperity, sustainability, design, smart urban management, community service provision, as well as active and public transport.
Best-practice sustainability outcomes for Fishermans Bend
To drive best-practice sustainability outcomes the Vision for Fishermans Bend identified 8 sustainability goals to guide redevelopment of the renewal area and realise Fishermans Bend as an acclaimed Green Star Community.
A vision for the five distinct precincts
In addition to setting renewal benchmarks and sustainability objectives for the renewal of Fishermans Bend as a whole, the Vision also establishes clear direction and a distinct character for the redevelopment of each of Fishermans Bend’s five precincts:
Montague – a diverse and well-connected mixed-use precinct celebrating its significant cultural and built heritage, and network of gritty streets and laneways.
Sandridge – one of Melbourne’s premium office and commercial centres, balanced with diverse housing and retail.
Wirraway – a family friendly inner city neighbourhood close to the bay and Westgate Park.
Lorimer – a vibrant, mixed-use precinct close to the Yarra River and connected to Melbourne’s CBD, Docklands and emerging renewal areas.
Employment Precinct – internationally renowned as a centre of innovation in advanced manufacturing, engineering and urban design.
Public engagement on the Vision
The Recast Vision was open for public consultation from 27 May to 1 July 2016, with a Public Engagement Report outlining community feedback from the consultation.
Page last updated: 03/08/21