Fishermans Bend in Southern Metro set to transform home-grown engineering

Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend is one of Australia’s largest urban renewal areas. Covering approximately 480 hectares, it is made up of five key precincts and is projected to support 80,000 residents and 80,000 jobs by 2050. To paraphrase former Labor prime minister Paul Keating, it’s a beautiful set of …

Victoria’s first vertical school unveiled in Southern Metro

Victoria’s first vertical government school opened its doors today, providing inner city families with a new state-of-the-art primary school, in another sign the Andrews Labor Government is building the Education State. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Education James Merlino and Member for Albert Park …

New world-class university campus for Fishermans Bend

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to create a world-class university campus in the heart of Fishermans Bend – driving highly-skilled jobs of the future and new investment opportunities. Treasurer Tim Pallas, Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll, and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley …

Righting the wrongs at Fishermans Bend

Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced mandatory development controls for Fishermans Bend, focusing on social housing and smart design for the 80,000 people who will one day live there. The new controls back the Andrews Labor Government’s push for development in Fishermans Bend which supports …

Setting the benchmark for Fishermans Bend

New standards of innovation and sustainability will drive development of Fishermans Bend, with the release of the 2050 vision document establishing a clear direction for future planning work and delivery. The vision recognises the 491-hectare area near Melbourne’s CBD as an opportunity to set new benchmarks …

State Government purchases Holden site at Fishermans Bend

The Andrews Labor Government has purchased the General Motors Holden (GMH) site at Fishermans Bend, paving the way for plans to develop a leading design and engineering precinct. Fishermans Bend has been home to Victorian manufacturing, and the home of Holden, for more than 80 years. The purchase of the site, …

Children and Education at Fishermans Bend’s heart

A new education and community precinct has been unveiled at Fishermans Bend, to be built around the new Ferrars Street school currently under construction. Plans for the Ferrars Street Precinct are now available for public comment, which detail how this industrial part of South Melbourne will become a …

Designs released for Victoria’s first ‘Vertical School’

Plans for the Fishermans Bend development have taken a big step forward today with the release of designs for Victoria’s first-ever ‘vertical school’ at Ferrars Street, South Melbourne. The Andrews Labor Government has been working closely with the City of Port Phillip and the Ferrars Street …

State Government moves to fix Fishermans Bend

The Andrews Labor Government has purchased the first future park in Fishermans Bend, a key move in its plan to create healthy and liveable communities and rescue Australia’s largest urban renewal precinct. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne said the Labor Government is working to provide the open space the area …

New Inner City Schools progressing

Minister for Education James Merlino will today meet with community members and education and architectural experts at an inner city schools event in Windsor. The event provides an opportunity for community members to learn  about the innovative and creative infrastructure design opportunities informing the …