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The City of Melbourne conducted a preliminary phase of community engagement to inform the development of a structure plan for Lorimer between 25 February and 2 April 2015.

Melbourne City Council adopted its 2014-15 Annual Plan and Budget in June 2014 which contained an action to prepare a draft Lorimer Structure Plan for consultation.

From 25 February to 2 April 2015, we completed a first phase of community engagement to inform a future structure plan for Lorimer.

The Minister for Planning announced changes to Fishermans Bend on 17 April 2015. This resulted in the formation of the Fishermans Bend Taskforce, for which the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is responsible. The Taskforce comprises members from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Metropolitan Planning Authority, Places Victoria, the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip.

The Taskforce is now leading the strategic planning for Fishermans Bend and has been requested to prepare detailed precinct plans for the five precincts in Fishermans Bend. Because of this, the Lorimer Structure Plan will become the Lorimer Neighbourhood Precinct Plan, and will be produced by the Fishermans Bend Taskforce. The Lorimer Neighbourhood Precinct Plan will be informed by the submissions made in the preliminary phase of community engagement undertaken by the City of Melbourne between 25 February and 2 April 2015.

Find out more about Fishermans Bend here.

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From Friday 27 May to Friday 1 July 2016, you are invited to get involved and join the conversation on the Fishermans Bend Recast Vision. It is a vision that builds on the 10 Strategic Directions of the Draft Vision 2013 and takes into account the changed environment.

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project covering approximately 455 hectares in the heart of Melbourne. Led by the Victorian State Government, it will consist of five precincts that are across two municipalities – the cities of Melbourne and Port Phillip – and connects Melbourne’s CBD to the bay.

It is expected that by 2050, it will be home to approximately 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 60,000 people. The urban renewal of this area offers a city-shaping opportunity of international significance.

If you love Melbourne and want to improve it, get involved in this public conversation about the vision for Fishermans Bend.

Find out how you can get involved and join the conversation from Friday 27 May until Friday 1 July at Fishermans Bend Recast Vision.

May 27, 2016


On 17 April 2015, the Victorian Government announced important changes to the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area. More information is available from the Metropolitan Planning Authority.

The changes include:

  • Designating the 205 hectare industrial and commercial precinct to the west of Lorimer as a new precinct in Fishermans Bend called the Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct.
  • Introducing interim mandatory maximum building heights of 40 and 6 storeys for Lorimer. These controls apply to development applications lodged after 17 April 2015 and expire two years after 17 April 2015.
  • Announcement of a review of the Fishermans Bend Strategic Framework Plan (released in July 2014, amended 17 April 2015). Fishermans Bend will now be planned as five distinct precincts. Two of the five precincts, the Lorimer precinct and the newly announced Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct, are in the City of Melbourne.
  • Establishing a Ministerial Advisory Committee with independent experts and community representatives to provide detailed advice.

The City of Melbourne will work with the Minister for Planning, the Metropolitan Planning Authority and other government departments and agencies to plan for Lorimer as it transitions into a central city neighbourhood. The Lorimer Structure Plan will be a key input in planning for the precinct.

April 21, 2015


The City of Melbourne engaged with the community on the draft Lorimer Structure Plan between 25 February and 2 April 2015.

We asked the community about their aspirations and priorities for the Lorimer precinct as it transitions from an industrial area into a thriving central city neighbourhood. We received submissions through the Lorimer Structure Plan Participate Melbourne site feedback form (now concluded), at information sessions and by email. This information will inform the structure plan’s development.

People were able to provide feedback online or at information sessions held in Docklands and the Lorimer precinct.

Information sessions

At the information sessions, City of Melbourne team members discussed the precinct’s planning context and upcoming work on the draft Lorimer Structure Plan with participants. They also listened to participants’ aspirations and priorities for Lorimer as it transitions from an industrial area to a thriving central-city neighbourhood.

The sessions were open to the public and were attended by residents, property owners and business operators in the Lorimer precinct, Yarra’s Edge precinct (directly north of Lorimer) and surrounding areas.

Both sessions included a short presentationon the precinct’s current planning context and the objectives of the Lorimer Structure Plan. View the presentation:

Updated FAQs

We've updated our FAQs based on what you asked us at the information sessions, in your written submissions, and following changes to Fishermans Bend announced by the Victorian Government in April 2015. This clarifies the roles of the City of Melbourne, the Minister for Planning and the Metropolitan Planning Authority, and explains how the Lorimer precinct will be integrated with surrounding areas.

April 2, 2015


Map

The map shows the location of the Lorimer precinct in relation to the Yarra River, Victoria Harbour, the Docklands Stadium and the City of Melbourne municipal boundary.

The map shows the location of the Lorimer precinct in relation to the Yarra River, Victoria Harbour, the Docklands Stadium and the City of Melbourne municipal boundary.