Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area

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Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area

Your feedback on Fishermans Bend Recast Vision

Join the conversation on the Fishermans Bend Recast Vision from Friday 27 May to Friday 1 July 2016.

Released by Planning Minister Richard Wynne, this is a positive step towards realising a significant city shaping opportunity for our community. The vision builds on the 10 Strategic Directions of the Draft Vision 2013 to set a framework to guide planning for Australia’s largest urban renewal area.

To help shape Australia’s largest urban renewal project and provide feedback on the Recast Vision, visit

Consultation closes on Friday 1 July 2016.


Upcoming event - Fishermans Bend Vision Public Conversation

Big ideas, new frontiers

Join the Minister for Planning, the Hon Richard Wynne and a panel of industry experts in a public conversation to shape the 2050 vision for Fishermans Bend.

Thursday 30 June 2016

6.30 pm - 8.30 pm (doors open from 6 pm)

Zinc at Federation Square

Places are limited - register your attendance at

Panelists include:

  • Chris Riddell, Melbourne futurist and global emerging trend commentator
  • Kate Roffey, Kontakt Strategic Advisory and former CEO Committee for Melbourne
  • John Stanley, Adjunct Professor, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, University of Sydney
  • Tony Iuliano, Director of Industry, Colliers
  • Sheryl Thai, Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 and CEO of The League of Extraordinary Women
  • Dr Karl Braganza, Head of Climate Monitoring, Bureau of Meteorology
  • Professor Rob Adams AM, Director of City Design, City of Melbourne
  • Professor Billie Giles-Corti, Director of the Melbourne University School of Population Health
  • Trudy-Ann King, Executive Director, Green Building Council of Australia
  • Michael Trudgeon, Deputy Director of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab at Melbourne University
  • Event MC: Deb Cameron, Former ABC broadcaster

Register to be part of this city shaping conversation.


About Fishermans Bend

Over the next 40 years, the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area (FBURA) is expected to be home to approximately 80,000+ residents and 60,000+ jobs.

Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area

The 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

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FBURA Branded Ma


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.

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.

Fishermans Bend Taskforce

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.