Reimagining Fishermans Bend

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 behavioural, lifestyle and investment patterns, policymakers and stakeholders must carefully consider the shape and nature of the precinct’s development.

On Tuesday 7 June, wet met with our members for our event ‘Reimagining Fishermans Bend’, hosted by ARRB – Australian Road Research Board, to discuss the role Fishermans Bend plays in shaping Melbourne’s future, unpack the challenges it faces, and determine actions required to ensure its success.

Special thanks to our panel of experts, Michael Caltabiano (ARRB – Australian Road Research Board), Brad Ostermeyer (Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions), Peter Smith (City of Port Phillip) and Natalie Reiter (Department of Transport) for their fascinating insights, Leanne Edwards (Committee for Melbourne) for facilitating, and our members for their contributions to a timely and rich discussion.

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Kind Regards,

Committee for Melbourne and ARRB

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