Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project covering approximately 480 hectares in the heart of Melbourne. Fishermans Bend will consist of five precincts across two municipalities – the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip – and connect 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 80,000 people.

The draft Fishermans Bend framework was released by the Victorian Government in October 2017 and outlines the future direction of development across the area. The City of Melbourne’s response to the draft framework was endorsed at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 12 December 2017.

Submissions on the draft Framework and proposed planning scheme amendment GC81 have been considered by a specially appointed Planning Review Panel. The Panel will provide a report of recommendations to the Minister for Planning by the end of July 2018.

The final Framework and planning scheme amendment will be used to guide the development of detailed precinct plans for the four neighbourhoods and employment precinct.

To find out more, visit the Fishermans Bend Taskforce website.




  • Timeline item 1

    Draft Framework released

    The draft Framework is released by the Victorian Government and consultation by the Fishermans Bend Taskforce commences on 21 October 2017.

  • Timeline item 2

    Future Melbourne Committee

    Future Melbourne Committee - City of Melbourne considers submission on the Draft Fishermans Bend Framework on 5 December 2017.

  • Timeline item 3

    Consultation closes

    Consultation period on the draft Framework closes on 15 December 2017

  • Timeline item 4

    Fishermans Bend Framework to be finalised


Current projects

Contact us

For more information about the project, contact the Fishermans Bend Taskforce: