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The framework has been designed to meet the needs of the new vibrant neighbourhood in Fishermans Bend, with schools, parks, transport links, walking and cycling links and quality services all part of the plans.

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project. It will open up 60 MCGs worth of open space and housing choice for families, including a six per cent affordable housing target for all new developments.

Fishermans Bend sits across two municipalities in the heart of Melbourne – the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip. By 2050 it will be home to around 80,000 residents and provide jobs for 80,000 people.

Under the new framework it will be a low carbon, climate resilient community, with world-leading sustainability initiatives driving recycling, waste, energy and water management.

The framework is the product of 12 months of public consultation – with over 250 submissions considered by an independent planning panel – and will be supported by an infrastructure funding plan.

To view the framework and planning controls, visit

Updated on 26 May 2023