Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area

The largest urban renewal area in Australia
Aerial photo of the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area in Melbourne, showing the industrial precinct of Sandridge and the Westgate Freeway

Fishermans Bend is the largest urban renewal area in Australia.

Located to the south-west of Melbourne's CBD and covering an area of approximately 491 hectares, Fishermans Bend is bound by Williamstown Road and Boundary Street to the south, City Road to the east, the Yarra River to the north, and Westgate Freeway and Todd Road to the west.

Over the next 35 years, Fishermans Bend is expected to be home to approximately 80,000 residents and  up to 80,000 jobs across five precincts.

Three precincts are located in the City of Port Phillip:

  • Montague
  • Wirraway
  • Sandridge

Two precincts are located in the City of Melbourne:

  • Lorimer
  • Employment Precinct

Council continues to work in partnership with the Victorian Government's Fishermans Bend Taskforce and the Department of Job, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) to deliver these future communities.

A draft Precinct Plan for Montague is being prepared.

Fishermans Bend Community Forum

Council convenes a forum for community, business and landowner representatives to be informed about Fishermans Bend. The forum provides Councillors, forum members and other key stakeholders with the opportunity for regular two-way dialogue on Fishermans Bend projects. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe forum meetings.

For more information about the Fishermans Bend Community Forum, including the meeting dates, phone ASSIST on (03) 9209 6777.

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