Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area
Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area
In July 2012, Minister for Planning identified the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area as an urban renewal project of state significance. Ninety percent of the area lies within the City of Port Phillip.
The Premier and the Minister for Planning ran community consultation on the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area Draft Vision and Interim Fishermans Bend Design Guideline from 16 September to 22 November 2013.
On this page you will find information about:
- Latest news
- Consultation on the Fishermans Bend Draft Vision and Design Guidelines
- Where is Fishermans Bend located?
- Strategic Framework Plan
- Planning approvals for Fishermans Bend
- More information and publications
Council has drafted a submission in response to the Draft Vision and design guidelines.
Council supports the Vision which represents an opportunity to reshape how Melbournians think about urban growth, housing, working and getting around. The submission explains Councils main concerns about the delivery of the Vision and contains suggestions for improvements to the draft, in addition to results from our community engagement activities.
As part of the consultation on the Fishermans Bend Draft Vision and Interim Design Guidelines, Council ran a series of events to encourage community interest and participation in the consultation process.
These events provided great insight and helped shape Council’s submission.
This video is an example of some of the engagement activities we conducted. We took Albert Park College students on a silent disco walking tour of Fishermans Bend. Looking to the future whilst remembering the past.
For more information
- Visit Fishermansbend.info for a summary of our consultation activities.
- Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area Draft Vision (PDF, 4.2 MB, 70 p)
- Interim Fishermans Bend Design Guideline (PDF, 1.64 MB, 22 p)
- Media Release - Port Phillip Welcomes City-Shaping Opportunity
The Minister rezoned 248Ha of land to the Capital City Zone. 210Ha or 90% of this area lies within the City of Port Phillip. The area has four precincts:
This image illustrates where these four precincts are located.
View a larger version of this map Fishermans Bend four precincts map (Jpeg, 1.1 MB)
Montague Precinct in the City of Port Phillip
Council has developed a Structure Plan for the Montague Precinct that will assist Places Victoria in planning for the current and future communities of Montague. It will also provide a strong basis from which Council can continue to advocate for the development of Montague as a highly liveable and sustainable mixed use precinct.
Council is working collaboratively with Places Victoria and other key state government departments on developing a Strategic Framework Plan for Fishermans Bend. This is to ensure the area is well planned and is supported by a funding plan to provide for open space, community facilities and physical infrastructure.
In September 2012, Council adopted Guiding Principles and Strategic Directions to formalise Council’s position on the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area.
The principles include creating a child and family friendly place that prioritises sustainable travel and the movement of people, and a precinct which is vibrant, well serviced, with a diverse mix of land uses, and a local community that welcomes everyone.
The Planning Minister is the Responsible Authority for the majority of planning decisions within the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area. Council is responsible for development with:
- a gross floor area less than 10,000m2
- under four storeys
- less than 60 dwellings
- a value less than $10million.
Council will be notified of any planning permit applications in the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area and given 28 days to provide comments back to the Minister. Our comments will be considered at a Council meeting prior to lodgement with the Minister.
Visit Planning Permit Register – on the Department of Planning and Local Infrastructure website for more information.
The rezoning of Fishermans Bend changed the Port Phillip Planning Scheme. For more information about the Planning Scheme Amendment C102 see the Explanatory Report - Port Phillip Planning Scheme Amendment C102 (DOC, 470 KB, 5 pp.)
- Transport fact sheet (PDF, 100 KB, 3 pp.)
- Council Report 21 May 2013 – Development Application 161 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne
- Council Report 23 April 2013 - Development Application 134 - 142 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne
- Media Release - Port Phillip rejects land grab by Lord Mayor
- Media Release - First development proposal in for Fishermans Bend
- Port Phillip on YouTube