The City of Melbourne is working in partnership with the Victorian Government on the planning, design and delivery of urban renewal in Fishermans Bend. This includes the Employment Precinct, which will be home to 40,000 workers and the Victorian Government owned former GMH (General Motors Holden) Site, which will be a catalyst for the area’s transformation into a centre for innovation in advanced manufacturing, engineering and design.

As part of the $2.7b Building Works package announced by the Victorian Government in May 2020, the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) has partnered with the City of Melbourne to deliver early works on Turner Street in a project called “Gateway to GMH”.

Gateway to GMH will be the first step in Turner Street’s transformation into a key multi-modal movement corridor from the former GMH site through to the City and other innovation precincts.

The project will be used as an opportunity to showcase innovation, from the materials used in the construction of the bike path to the trial of different species of plants. This project is a trial project for the future Employment Precinct, and is a unique opportunity to do things a little differently and honour the legacy of innovation and creativity in Fishermans Bend.

Follow this page to receive information about our upcoming program of events and activities at the temporary placemaking hub on Salmon Street and to stay up to date with the progress of the project.

Gateway to GMH has four areas of focus:

Accessibility

A bike and pedestrian path connecting Lorimer Street to Salmon Street along Turner Street, improving access and safety for pedestrians and cyclists

Creative Placemaking

Creative and engaging experiences including a public art trail along the bike path and a temporary placemaking hub to host events and activities

Greening

Planting to enable a more mature tree canopy cover and improve human thermal comfort

Digital

Digital infrastructure to support & monitor future innovation within the precinct such as sensors, smart poles & technology that integrates with art

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Activation starts

    30 July 2021

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Project completion

    30 June 2022

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