Fishermans Bend urban renewal project

Fishermans Bend is an unparalleled opportunity for urban renewal on the doorstep of Melbourne's CBD. The area covers the municipalities of the City of Port Phillip and City of Melbourne and is expected to accommodate 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 80,000 people by 2050.

Artist impression of Fishermans bend 

The vision for the precincts is liveable and vibrant neighbourhoods built on world-leading environmental sustainability, liveability, connectivity, diversity and innovation. These precincts will provide high levels of private and public amenity where people want to live, work and visit.

Together with council partners - the City of Port Phillip and City of Melbourne - engagement continues with the community, landowners, businesses, the development sector and service providers.

The Fishermans Bend Development Board guides the planning, development and engagement of this landmark project, supported by the Fishermans Bend Taskforce. 

Some key facts about Fishermans Bend:

  • The $30 billion total construction value by 2050 (public and private) will generate 5,000 construction jobs per year.
  • The University of Melbourne is constructing a billion-dollar custom-built engineering campus, proposed to open in 2023
  • Victoria's first vertical primary school, South Melbourne Primary School and nearby Kirrip Park were both opened in 2018
  • Catalyst projects, including planning for public transport connections, a community hospital, secondary school and a world-leading water recycling facility are underway
  • The Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct is home to global companies including Boeing, General Motors Holden, Siemens, Bega and Toyota
  • Now owned by the Victorian State Government, the former General Motors Holden site will be developed into a world-renowned transport, defence and construction technologies precinct
  • More than 250 hectares of land has been dedicated to medium to high density, mixed-use development

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Page last updated: 20 May 2019