We recently completed the Fishermans Bend In-Depth Heritage Review, the most comprehensive review of heritage buildings and structures in Fishermans Bend to date. The independent study took a holistic view of sites, carefully considering historic and contemporary heritage values from the perspective of 20th century industrial development, particularly during WWII and post war growth.

Fishermans Bend is one of Australia's largest urban renewal project covering approximately 480 hectares in the heart of Melbourne. It consists of five precincts across two municipalities – the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip – and connects Melbourne's CBD to the bay. Our review examined sites within the City of Melbourne’s municipal boundary.

Based on our findings, we sought permanent heritage protection for three properties through Amendment C394. These properties include:

  • Former Kraft Factory at 1 Vegemite Way, Port Melbourne
  • Electricity Substation at 224-236 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne
  • Shed 21 at 206 Lorimer Street, Docklands.

Amendment C394 was gazetted in October 2022.

Learn more about Amendment C394 and the sites identified for protection in the amendment overview.

Consultation closed



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Future Melbourne Committee meeting

    Council to consider Amendments C394 (Permanent Controls) to implement the recommendations of the Fishermans Bend In-Depth Heritage Review.

    20 April 2021

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Community consultation

    Exhibition of Amendment C394 will commence 3rd June 2021 and close on 8th July 2021. During this time members of the public may make submissions.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Submissions to Future Melbourne Committee

    Report on public submissions to Future Melbourne Committee. Council requests Minister to appoint independent panel to review and hear submissions.

    21 August 2021

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Planning Panel Hearing

    Independent panel considers written submissions lodged during the statutory consultation period and makes recommendations.

    Planning panel will be held on papers only and no in-person/virtual hearing will be held.

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Submissions to Future Melbourne Committee

    Future Melbourne Committee considers the recommendations in the panel report and final adoption of the Amendment. FMC meeting to be held 3 May 2022.

Amendment overview

Learn more about Melbourne Planning Scheme Amendment C394.

Banner image: City of Melbourne with Westgate Bridge from Spotswood area, 1979

SIEVERS, Wolfgang (1913-2007), photographer

State Library of Victoria, H2003.100/982

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