Reimagining Fishermans Bend 2021

Please note this is a Committee for Melbourne member-only event.

Committee for Melbourne is delighted to invite you to an Open Mind Forum, hosted by Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), to discuss the development of Fishermans Bend and its role in shaping Melbourne’s future.

When: Thursday, 15 July | 3.45pm for a 4.00pm start – 6.00pm

Where: 80a Turner Street Port Melbourne

As Australia’s largest urban renewal precinct on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD, Fishermans Bend offers significant economic agglomeration and cultural development opportunities.

Successfully realising the potential of the precinct requires consideration of integrated transport planning, affordable housing options and significant private investment from organisations operating at the forefront of global innovation in manufacturing, engineering and design. Coupled with the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, which has altered behavioral, lifestyle and investment patterns, policymakers and stakeholders must carefully consider the shape and nature of the precinct’s development.

Join the following experts as they unpack the challenges facing Fishermans Bend and the actions required to ensure its success.

  • Michael Caltabiano, CEO, ARRB
  • Brad Ostermeyer, Executive Director Precinct Delivery, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
  • Peter Smith, CEO, City of Port Phillip
  • William Tieppo, Deputy Secretary Network Integration, Department of Transport

A tour of ARRB’s research laboratories along with drinks and canapes will follow the panel discussion.

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Kind Regards,

Committee for Melbourne and ARRB

NOTE: Please be advised that this event may be recorded or photographs taken which may be used after the event on the Committee for Melbourne’s websites or other marketing materials. Please notify us if you do not consent to us recording or photographing you and using your image and likeness as mentioned.

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