Development Victoria

Investigating the renewal of a landmark inner city site

Fitzroy Gasworks Site

Overview

The Fitzroy Gasworks site at 433 Smith Street, Fitzroy North, is owned by the State Government and has been declared surplus land.

Development Victoria is investigating the potential renewal of the site. Due to the previous industrial uses of the land, the site will require extensive remediation prior to any development.  

The site includes heritage features such as the valve house at the corner of George Street, the Porter Prefabricated Iron Store. Development Victoria will consider these heritage assets in investigating the development of the site.

The inner-urban location of the Fitzroy Gasworks, along with its proximity to transport corridors, public transport, education, centres of economic activity and open space assets makes it attractive for development.

The site provides an opportunity to create a fresh and vibrant mixed-use development with new homes, shops and offices. New community facilities and public open space are also being investigated.

Initial community engagement took place in June, 2016 to understand the importance of the site to the community, and feedback will be considered as Development Victoria investigates the potential for future development.

Development of the site is considered in the City of Yarra's Fitzroy North Gasworks Urban Design Framework.

The future of the mural on Smith Street will be considered in close consultation with the City of Yarra.

 

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