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Lendlease's Collins Wharf Master Plan - the final piece of Victoria Harbour

Lendlease is set to push ahead with the final stage of its Victoria Harbour development at Docklands, after receiving Ministerial approval for its Collins Wharf master plan earlier this week.

The primarily residential master plan for Collins Wharf will include an extension of Collins Street down the peninsula to the water’s edge, servicing more than 25,000sqm of public realm. A health and wellbeing centre with public swimming pool and gym, low rise waterfront SOHO's and approximately 1,500 new residences can be expected within the new waterfront neighbourhood.

Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB) in collaboration with Aspect | Oculus have developed the master plan, deliverable over five stages or 8 years. Collins Wharf's unique location along the end of the Victoria Harbour peninsula provides future built form the opportunity for dual waterfront aspects - the Yarra River to the south and Victoria Harbour to the north. 

The master has been designed to respond to the site’s history, built form and vernacular in a contemporary reinterpretation, with maritime-inspired roof forms and brick and timber textures - a reference to the site's industrial past. Additionally, sustainability remains a key driver for the precinct following Victoria Harbour’s recent achievement of a 6-star Green star Communities rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

The already under construction No. 1 Collins Wharf, designed by Bates Smart, forms part of the existing Victoria Harbour master plan.

Victoria Harbour + Collins Wharf approved Master Plan. Image: Lendlease

The Collins Wharf development will take advantage of Victoria Harbour’s existing retail and public space, including Library at The Dock, Community Hub at The Dock, Knowledge Market and more than 80 dining and entertainment options – while adding diverse new public spaces.

The design of this precinct offers future residents panoramic views and world-class public realm that maximises the unique waterfront location. Once complete, a pedestrian and cyclist promenade will enable people to walk, cycle or run all the way around the 2.5kms of the Victoria Harbour waterfront.

Following our consultation with the local community in 2015 and engagement with authorities over the past 18 months, I’m confident that our Collins Wharf vision will present one of Melbourne’s most desirable locations for residents, visitors and local workers to enjoy.

Mark Menhinnitt, Managing Director of Urban Regeneration, Lendlease
Collins Wharf is set to provide small scale spaces for creative enterprise. Image: Lendlease

KEY FEATURES

  • Extension of Collins Street as a tree lined boulevard to the water’s edge.
  • High quality public open space that will encourage pride of place, support community wellbeing and create opportunities for water engagement.
  • Located at the western tip of the Wharf, Eco Park will be an environmental oasis with native grasses, large specimen trees, an innovative floating wetland and access to the water’s edge.
  • A diverse range of residences including coveted Collins Street terraces.A state of the art health and wellbeing centre located at the water’s edge.
  • Small scale waterfront SOHO commercial / living space, offering a unique opportunity for boutique creative enterprises.
  • Reduced car travel through the provision of pedestrian and cycling links and access to existing public transport connections.
  • ‘Yarra Walk’, a unique promenade experience to Docklands, creating a ‘water on both sides’ pedestrian experience.
  • Approximately 1,500 residences over five buildings, with every home featuring high quality apartment layouts to maximise natural light and water views for every home.
  • Residences will include a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as the prestigious four level town homes lining Collins Street.

 The first Stage, No. 2 Collins Wharf (incorporating approximately 320 apartments), is expected to commence construction in 2018.

Yarra Walk promenade. Image: Lendlease

1 comment

Adam Ford's picture

"an innovative floating wetland"?? wtf? So it's ... water floating on water ???

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