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New suburbs announced

17 Jul 2012

Planning Minister Mathew Guy has outlined the new residential district known as Fisherman’s Bend, with three more suburbs to join our new neighbour Montague.

In addition, the new area has had its Victorian planning provisions amended to a capital city zone, to allow developers more scope in producing high-density living.

The four new suburbs will be the previously announced Montague, Fennell, Plummer and Lorimer. In total the precinct covers over 200 hectares and will house 60,000 new residents.

The announcement continues the trend towards inner-city style living, first established in Southbank, Docklands and the CBD.

“This (the amendment) puts Fishermans Bend, E-Gate and Richmond Station in the same category as the CBD, Southbank and Docklands,” Mr Guy confirmed.

“Fishermans Bend will be Australia’s first inner city urban growth area. The Coalition Government is providing opportunities for Melburnians to live in both inner city locations and suburban locations,” he added.

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