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MELBOURNE - Fishermans Bend Precinct

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project covering approximately 480 hectares in the heart of Melbourne. Fishermans Bend will consist of five precincts and connect Melbourne's CBD to the bay.

It is expected that by 2050, it will be home to approximately 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 80,000 people. The planning for the precinct has been contentious, but we are finally getting closer to a final framework.

The draft Fishermans Bend Framework has been developed and an independent panel is currently undertaking a significant public consultation process to review the proposed planning scheme amendment.

More information can be found below:
http://www.fishermansbend.vic.gov.au

Construction in the precinct has already started, with a number of private and public projects completed.

Some images and videos of the precinct can be seen below.








OVERVIEW VIDEO

DRAFT FRAMEWORK PLAN
 

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University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne has purchased land at Fishermans Bend to establish a new campus and expand the Melbourne School of Engineering at the heart of Australia's new precinct for engineering and design.

Set to open in the early 2020s, the new campus will enable engineering and IT students and academics to connect and collaborate with leading local and international organisations, across the transport, energy, manufacturing, water, food, mining, defence and infrastructure sectors. With increased partnerships between education and industry will be able to reverse the brain drain by keeping our brightest minds right here in Victoria and attracting the best talent from around the world.







 

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Current residential and commercial proposals/towers

Note, a number of planning applications have been put on hold until the planning framework is complete. The history of the project is interesting, with the previous planning minister rezoning the precinct to an urban renewal area without any plan/framework in place. So developers saw a high increase in land view, making the delivery of community infrastructure incredibly expensive. Towers being proposed were also resulting in a likely residential population far beyond what is planned for the area.

Examples of projects planned, approved, at sales or under construction can be seen in the following database:

urban.com.au

Fishermans Bend developments in limbo as Andrews Government puts applications on hold

Billions of dollars worth of development applications at Melbourne's Fishermans Bend have been put on hold by Victoria's planning minister, in a move being called "unprecedented" by both sides of politics.

The State Government notified developers that 26 high rise projects proposed for the new community near Port Melbourne would not go ahead until permanent planning controls were put in place later this year.

The Fishermans Bend urban renewal precinct covers about 480 hectares of former industrial land south of Melbourne's CBD.

The Victorian Government projects that by 2050, it will house 80,000 residents and will provide employment for up to 80,000 people.

Planning Minister Richard Wynne said the proposed towers were too tall and have been poorly designed.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-...s-put-on-hold-by-victorian-government/9473062
 

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Public Transport - Long term plans

The latest Victorian budget has provided money to plan for the initial light rail connection which will connect into the Melbourne CBD.

A second metro rail tunnel connecting the Werribee/Wyndham Line through Fishermans Bend, Melbourne CBD and through to Mernda is the only 'heavy rail' concept which has been make public, though no final route or detailed investigation has begun.



The only existing concept image for the tram link over the river can be seen below.


Existing tram routes 109 to Port Melbourne and Route 96 to St Kilda provide access to the Montague precinct in the south. These service the recently build South Melbourne Primary School.

 

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