Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project and is a vital component of accommodating Melbourne’s growth.

Amendment GC81 to the Melbourne and Port Phillip Planning Schemes  introduced a suite of permanent planning controls for Fishermans Bend on 5 October 2018. The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions is preparing detailed precinct plans and concurrently developing an Infrastructure Contributions Plan which builds upon the strategic directions included within the Fishermans Bend Framework. 

In order to enable the consideration of appropriate urban renewal within Fishermans Bend, the Minister for Planning has appointed a Standing Advisory Committee to review proposals for site-specific planning controls for:

  • land subject to permit applications called-in by the Minister for Planning prior to the approval of Amendment GC81.
  • land subject to a proposal for use and development in Fishermans Bend that responds to local policy, meets the requirements of the planning controls introduced by Amendment GC81 that would otherwise apply and makes appropriate development contributions.

More Information

  • For day to day liaison or questions on the proposed site-specific controls contact: 
    Development Approvals & Design, DELWP 
    ☎ Phone: (03) 9637 9576 
    ✉ Email:
  • If you have any questions on the Advisory Committee and Public Hearing process contact: 
    Greta Grivas, Planning Panels Victoria 
    ☎ Phone: (03) 8392 5121
    ✉ Email:

Page last updated: 21/10/19