There's a few articles and other general information flying around, so probably easier to have a dedicated Fisherman's Bend thread
Fishermans Bend set for major expansion with new 'employment precinct'
April 17, 2015 - 12:18PM
The Fishermans Bend residential development in Melbourne's inner-south is about to take in a new swathe of land, with the formation of an expansive "employment precinct". The state's Planning Minister Richard Wynne announced on Friday that the area will expand from 250 to 455 hectares to accommodate a fifth precinct within the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area.
Mr Wynne said the changes would impose new height restrictions of 40 storeys and allow space for schools and public transport, which were lacking from plans put in place by the previous government. Located about one kilometre south-west of Melbourne's CBD, Fishermans Bend was identified as an urban renewal area in July 2012 and rezoned as part of an expanded Capital City Zone.
The rezoning expanded the Capital City Zone by more than 50 per cent. The government expects that 80,000 people will live in the precinct, which stretches from Fishermans Bend to the area behind Southbank, by 2050. Mr Wynne said transport in the precinct was a "fundamental" issue that would need to be addressed. He said public transport would be "front and centre" of the development.