We’re exploring the development of a maritime heritage area in and around Docklands, and the Birrarung Yarra River, together with the Victorian Government.
One of the key assets of the area is the Mission to Seafarers building at 717 Flinders Street.
Built in 1917 by the Mission to Seafarers, this heritage-listed building at North Wharf, Docklands, is an important part of Melbourne’s maritime history.
The building spans 2030 square metres and currently includes a consecrated chapel, courtyard, domed room, hall and other multifunctional smaller spaces.
We want your thoughts about how this historic building may help Melbourne to celebrate and preserve its rich maritime and seafaring history. What other visions do you have for the building? What are your ideas for recognising maritime heritage in Docklands?
Whether you’re a local resident, a visitor or a worker, your involvement to help inform the thinking, planning and decision making for this project is important.
Have your say by March 15.
Timeline item 1 - complete
15 February to 15 March 2021
Timeline item 2 - active
Collate community feedback and prepare project report
Early April 2021
Timeline item 3 - incomplete
Present report and recommendations to Future Melbourne Committee
Late April 2021
Timeline item 4 - incomplete
Report back to the community
Early May 2021
Header image supplied by Mission to Seafarers.