Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area

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FBURA development applications and approvals

Information regarding current Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area (FBURA) planning approvals and development applications within the City of Port Phillip can be found in the document below:


The Metropolitan Planning Authority (MPA) has also recently introduced a new register for all planning permit applications where the MPA is the responsible authority.

To view up-to-date information on the status of these permit applications within the FBURA, visit the MPA’s Planning Permit Application Register

Port Phillip to establish Fishermans Bend Community Forum

Council has announced that it will create a forum for community members to be informed about Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area (FBURA) projects.

The forum will give Council, and other key stakeholders, the opportunity to regularly communicate with forum members on FBURA projects. Council officers would also seek members’ input on key FBURA projects.

Council will seek input from community members about the membership, terms of reference and meeting schedule for the forum, which is expected to meet from early 2015.

As FBURA is zoned as a Capital City Zone (CCZ), the public does not have the right to appeal or challenge developments.The public will continue to have the right to make submissions at Council meetings on relevant individual development applications.

Council has recently established a Major Development Group for Council officers to review development applications against both the Strategic Framework Plan (SFP) and Council objectives, and provide advice to assist Councillors form a position or decide on a development application.

For further information, read the Port Phillip to establish Fishermans Bend Community Forum media release. 

FBURA Strategic Framework Plan released

The State Government’s Strategic Framework Plan for Fishermans Bend was released on Monday 28 July 2014, and provides a framework intended to guide future development in Fishermans Bend.

Read the Strategic Framework Plan: a work in progress media release to find out Council's response to the State Government plan.

Visit the Metropolitan Planning Authority (MPA) website for further information. 

Mayor releases statement on FBURA Strategic Framework Plan

Mayor Amanda Stevens has released a statement in response to the State Government’s Strategic Framework Plan (SFP) for Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area (FBURA).

To read the Mayor’s Statement in full, visit the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area Strategic Framework Plan page. 

Concept Design for the Collins Street Tram Extension

Read the Tram Bridge key to Fishermans Bend success media release to find out more about the proposed tram bridge to connect Fishermans Bend to the CBD.

Concept image showing proposed tram bridge over Yarra to Fishermans Bend