Australia’s largest urban renewal green star community – Fishermans Bend

Artists impression of Fishermans Bend

– Artists impression of future Fishermans Bend precinct at completed stage.

Fishermans Bend is on its way to be the largest urban renewal Green Star – Community in Australia.  The Victorian Government expects that the precinct will set a benchmark for sustainability and innovation.

Clever planning and design will ensure that the precinct will accommodate lifestyles to meet the requirements of the ever-changing climate. The urban renewal project will set the pretences for greener and cleaner living that is located so close to the inner city of Melbourne.

What does it mean to be a Green Star Community?

“Neighbourhoods and community. Green Star – Communities assesses the planning, design and construction of large scale development projects at a precinct, neighbourhood and/or community scale. It provides a rigorous and holistic rating across five impact categories.” – Green Building Council Australia

The key outcomes:  

The Fishermans Bend Taskforce is working closely with the Green Building Council of Australia, Victorian state government, City of Melbourne, City of Port Phillip and other stakeholders to further strategise the direction of a leading sustainable city. The benchmark is set quite high, and these are just some of the targets set to ensure a successful result.

  • Australia’s largest urban renewal Green Star – community
  • Zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, via smart buildings and infrastructure.
  • 80% of all trips are made via sustainable transport.
  • People can access public open space within 200m of their home.
  • State-of-the-art sewer mining facility will halve the areas water footprint, drought-proof public spaces, and reduce reliance on potable water to less than 100 litres per person per day.
  • At least 70% of all house hold waste will be diverted from landfill.
  • Urban Forest canopy and green roofs and walls will help reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect. And increase habitats for indigenous flora and fauna.
  • Fishermans Bend is host to 80,000 jobs.

Moving forward: 

All goals set towards an eco-friendly future ensure that environmental, social and economic sustainability are at the heart of the Fishermans Bend framework. This change in the development outlook is encouraging for climate conscience liveability. What this type of ingenuity promises is longevity for the precinct as the environment changes. So, as city living becomes further densified, the Fishermans Bend precinct will have the foundations to ensure better living standards for residents. Being the first of its kind, the potential for growth is sizeable. This is based on the ever increasing demand to live in close proximity to the city and still be able to maintain the value and luxury of greener living.

For more information:

Victoria state government: Click Here 

Fishermans Bend Sustainability Strategy (PDF):Click Here