Fishermans Bend Planning Advisory Committee, Peer Review
Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project, covering approximately 480 hectares - nearly three times the size of the Melbourne Central Business District - on the fringe of Melbourne’s central city. The precinct has been identified as a significant urban renewal area in support of realising broader population and employment aspirations set out under Plan Melbourne. It is planned to accommodate over 80,000 residents and 80,000 jobs by 2050, with a target for 80% of all trips to be undertaken by sustainable transport modes. The precinct has been subject to extensive planning by consecutive state governments over the better part of a decade, underpinned by a broad range of technical investigations and background studies. This work has culminated in the preparation of the Fishermans Bend Framework and draft Fishermans Bend Integrated Transport Plan.
GTA was engaged on behalf of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) to review the draft Framework and Integrated Transport Plan, their appropriateness and cohesive. The review set out an objective evaluation of the precinct’s transport strategies and the likely achievability of established modal targets. GTA’s findings culminated in a range of recommendations for the betterment of future planning in the precinct, which were presented to the Advisory Committee in March 2018.