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Can you help shape Fishermans Bend?

15 Oct 2013

Can you help shape Fishermans Bend? Image

The Fishermans Bend draft vision was released last month and Southbank locals will get an opportunity to have their say when a community forum is held at Boyd Community Centre later this month.

Our new neighbour is expected to house 80,000 residents, so it’s important Southbank has its say on the outcomes of the development.

The draft vision outlines the four precincts that will make up the new suburb. The “Montague” precinct will neighbour Southbank and South Wharf, with its border running along the West Gate Freeway and City Rd.

It will become Melbourne’s largest mixed-use renewal area, meaning that along with the residential facilities, there will also be community, retail, entertainment, industry transport and commercial space. It is intended to accommodate 40,000 workers.

The total suburb will span about 250 hectares.

Premier Dennis Napthine and Planning Minister Matthew Guy announced the draft vision in September.

Dr Napthine said Fishermans Bend would offer even more opportunity to live within the expanded CBD.

“It is incredible to think how the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area has the capacity to accommodate a population approaching the size of Ballarat or Bendigo on the doorstep of the existing CBD,” Dr Napthine explained.

“The co-location of residents and jobs in an area only minutes from the existing CBD will be a major boost for the state’s productivity and economic growth over the next 50 years,” he added.

Minister Guy was equally excited about the project, saying: “The Fishermans Bend project will set the standard for urban renewal across Melbourne and Australia over the next three decades, bringing thousands of new residents to areas close to jobs, transport and Australia’s greatest cultural heart.”

“When looking at the plan, it is clear that a number of precincts will develop to include low-rise family-friendly housing, medium scale development, and high density development around a future transport corridor and new employment hubs,” Mr Guy added.

The community forum on the development will be held at Boyd Community Centre on Wednesday, October 30 from 5pm-7pm.

On top of the forum, you can view the plan and submit an official response at the website www.fishermansbend.vic.gov.au

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