Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area

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Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area

Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area

Over the next 40 years, Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area (FBURA) is expected to be home to approximately 80,000+ residents and 60,000+ jobs. As one of the largest urban renewal projects in the world, Council is committed to ensuring FBURA is a great place to live, work and play.

Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area is located to the south-west of Melbourne’s CBD and covers an area of approximately 455 hectares. It is bound by Williamstown Road and Boundary Street in the south, City Road to the east, the Yarra River to the north, and Westgate Freeway and Todd Road to the west.

The area has five precincts:

  • Montague
  • Wirraway
  • Sandridge
  • Lorimer
  • Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct


A taskforce of cross-government resources from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), the Metropolitan Planning Authority (MPA), Places Victoria (PV), the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip has been established to lead the planning and infrastructure development of FBURA. Three of the precincts; Montague, Wirraway and Sandridge are located in the City of Port Phillip. Two precincts, Lorimer and Fishermans Bend Employment precinct are located in the City of Melbourne.

Council will continue to advocate to:

  • Deliver a ‘city shaping’ opportunity for metropolitan Melbourne – an expansion of the Central City while creating distinctive and vibrant new places to live, work and play
  • Deliver transport and community infrastructure early
  • Set a new benchmark for an inner-city family friendly living environment, supporting a diverse and connected community
  • Capitalise on its strategic location to create high productivity ‘21st century’ jobs, maintaining Melbourne’s competitive edge in the global economy
  • Provide essential urban infrastructure to create certainty and attract investment
  • Deliver best practice in smart social and environmental outcomes
  • Provide an urban renewal model which can be replicated in other Australian cities.


The delivery of catalyst infrastructure is critical to the success of FBURA. Council is continuing to advocate for the early delivery of transport, community facilities and open space.