Update on phase 1 of the community engagement program

April 2, 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.