Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal precinct and is projected to be home to 80,000 residents and 60,000 jobs by 2050. The precinct vision is for diverse, dense and connected renewal, delivered to meet international benchmarks for sustainable urban development.


City of Port Phillip and City of Melbourne


Sustainable Precincts


Melbourne, VIC


HIP V. HYPE was engaged to research and analyse leading examples of sustainable urban renewal from around the world to inform the next stages of planning for Fishermans Bend, establishing a comprehensive set of principles for environmental sustainability within the Fishermans Bend precinct.

Informed by the site’s context, previous work, stakeholder consultation and analysis of local and international examples of sustainable urban renewal, we developed five key actions to deliver on the sustainability principles adopted for Fishermans Bend:

  • Establish long-term collaborative governance
  • Create evidence based sustainability objective and targets, and monitor actual performance
  • Implement controls and incentives that provide certainty
  • Deliver catalyst projects and infrastructure
  • Recognise the evolutionary nature of renewal and make the most of short, medium and long-term opportunities

The Five Key Actions Report was developed to guide subsequent studies and ultimately inform the adoption of detailed plans, policies and strategies for sustainability within Fishermans Bend.