Fishermans Bend

A first look inside Hayball's South Melbourne Primary School

Despite the planning uncertainty swirling around Fishermans Bend, the urban renewal area can now boast a world-beating and fully complete Primary School. To mark the completion of South Melbourne Primary School (SMPS), project architects Hayball have commissioned new imagery of the complex. Melbourne-based architecture photographer Dianne Snape was tasked with capturing SMPS in use, in the process providing the wider public with a first glimpse...

The latest Fishermans Bend developer with a spring in their step?

One of Fishermans Bend's largest development applications is tonight poised to score a victory of sorts, with City of Melbourne officers urging management to support a massive development at 162-188 Turner Street, Port Melbourne. Council officers have recommended support for the project of five towers, or nearly 1,500 apartments which would sit on a roughly 21,000 square metre plot abutting both Citylink and the West Gate Freeway. City of...

Fishermans Bend framework submissions highlight angst over Yarra tram bridge

Submissions to the Fishermans Bend Planning Review Panel have a strong theme of calling out the lack of commitments and funding in the transport component of the framework and likewise, the preferred tram bridge across the Yarra fro M Docklands remains a flashpoint. There are multiple submissions from landowners in Fishermans Bend as well as many other submissions focusing on the individual precinct planning controls - Goodman as the largest...

Goodman Group outlines its future Fishermans Bend expectations

Fishermans Bend's largest land owner has teamed with Roberts Day to table a far-reaching report which forms its response to the Fishermans Bend Draft Framework Plan. Across 437-481 Plummer Street, 153 Bertie Street & 350 Bridge Street and 520 Graham Street, the Goodman portfolio spans six separate land parcels amounting to 33 hectares, or in excess of 330,000 square metres. 26 hectares of this land is continuous across both the Wirraway and...

Capital Alliance and DKO Architecture showcase Docklands and prepare Fishermans Bend

Capital Alliance is ramping up exposure of its Docklands development prior to the developer's formal launch of the residential component of the project. The Docklands Residences will share the DKO Architecture-designed tower with a new Marriott hotel; the first to be built in Australia in 20 years. 106 apartments are included above 200 five star Marriott hotel rooms, located across 6 levels on the southern side of the 17 level building...

CoPP provides limited joy for two Fishermans Bend proposals

City of Port Phillip will this week indicate that it has sufficient reason to object to two pending projects in Port Melbourne. 17 Rocklea Drive and 365-391 Plummer Street are both within the Wirraway Precinct of Fishermans Bend, and both projects are under the authority of the Minister for Planning. Nonetheless it has been recommended by internal planners that City of Port Phillip denies support for either application in their respective...

Community benefits and a Green Star rating underpin Fishermans Bend's latest proposal

Fishermans Bend's most recent planning application has been loaded with a host of community-oriented features. 18-22 Salmon Street Port Melbourne was lodged with the State Government earlier this month, and is the first project to do so post Planning Minister Richard Wynne's release of the draft framework for the urban renewal area during October. Dubbed Wirraway Central , the project would account for a 9,400sqm corner site that is currently...

Richard Wynne on Fishermans Bend: we have to get urban renewal projects right

Melbourne doesn’t remain the world’s most liveable city by standing still. Just ask any overseas or interstate visitor returning to Victoria and they’ll tell you, Melbourne is ever moving and always growing. We wouldn’t have it any other way. Cranes in the sky and shovels in the ground on every street corner indicate that Melbourne is forever a moving feast, but it’s only so often we have the opportunity to truly transform the shape of our city...

Fishermans Bend draft framework released, uplift controls to drive affordable housing

A combination of mandatory and discretionary height limits, setbacks, floor area ratios, floor area uplift controls and detailed precinct plans will guide density and uses within new buildings in Fishermans Bend over the coming decades as the urban renewal area undergoes development. The draft Fishermans Bend framework released today adds more meat to the bones of the vision document which was released in September 2016. There's still a fair way...

CostaFox tackles Fishermans Bend with new proposal

Developers continue to stake their claim in Fishermans Bend, as the State Government prepares to release the draft Fishermans Bend Framework which will outline the future composition of the massive urban renewal area. CostaFox Developments has entered Fishermans Bend at an interesting juncture, lodging an application for a prime Dockland site in the shadows of the State Government announcement. Sited behind Yarra's Edge's low-rise townhouse...

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Development & Planning

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:00
The City of Melbourne's Boyd Park concept plan is a step closer to being realised with Melbourne City Council via its Future (Planning) Committee forum, endorsing the scheme and resolving to issue a Planning Permit.

Transport & Design

MCG redevelopment, Jolimont railyards, Fed Square East, Jolimont rail corridor deck
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 00:00
A topic which rears its head at least once a year is the decking of the Jolimont railyards as a means of providing a stronger connection between the Melbourne CBD and the Yarra River, while adding to the city's open space network.