Fishermans Bend Business Precinct

Aspiring to be a global benchmark in urban renewal

Made up of five precincts, Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal area covering 485 hectares.

With a mixture of industrial and commercial zoning the hub is developing to be a mix of advanced manufacturing, engineering and design, creative industries, and professional services firms and institutions.

The renewal is expected to be a global benchmark in urban residential and commercial development, incorporating innovative and state of the art technology, design and infrastructure.  The area will see major transformation in transport and community infrastructure, open space and the environment.  It will incorporate water sensitive urban design and will be Australia’s largest Green Star Community.

By 2050, Fishermans Bend is expected to support 80,000 jobs, 20,000 students and a population growing to 80,000.

With easy access to Melbourne and Geelong, great connections to world-class transport and logistics including Melbourne Airport, the Port of Melbourne, the precinct will be Australia’s premier location for innovation, entrepreneurship and design excellence.

It will be a place of choice for world leading and globally significant organisations and should be considered your next investment.

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Join our national design, engineering and advanced manufacturing hub

As part of the precinct's development, notable long-term resident of Fishermans Bend, Boeing Aerostructures will be joined by Australia’s No 1 university, The University of Melbourne’s Melbourne School of Engineering in 2024.

Other resident commercial operators include:

Boeing Aerostructures BoralNestlé
ToyotaPolynovoBega Cheese
Advanced Composite Structures AustraliaSupercatUber
MSS SecurityEquinex ME1Amcor
Sensys Gatso AustaliaSeimensCSE Crosscom

The Australian Department of Defence's Defence Science and Technology Group also operates from Fishermans Bend.

The hub is expected to further attract world-leading engineering and design research, start-ups, scale-ups, investors and world-leading industry partners to this location.

Fishermans Bend attracts world-class engineering and design, advanced manufacturing and research capabilities

Fishermans Bend has key capabilities across advanced manufacturing, engineering and design, science, research, professional services and creative and films technologies.

These key capabilities cover specialised areas including defence, chemical, automotive, aviation, healthcare, robotics, composite components, future technologies, food, beverage and materials production, aerospace and security, research and technology, marine, oil and gas, electronics, mining, renewables, pharmaceuticals, transportation and logistics, energy, sustainability, infrastructure, asset management, consultancy, design and engineering and R&D.

Of particular note is the critical ecosystem developing in the Bend for transport solutions, creating the perfect test bed for the movement of people and goods.  Currently in the precinct are  iMOVE Australia - the CRC for transport; ITS Australia Australian Road Research Board, Toyota National Head Office and design and engineering centre, SeimensSensys Gatso Australia and Uber.

There are opportunities for collaboration in research and development into autonomous vehicles,  smart city thinking, connections and mobility innovation.

Invest Victoria can assist you in establishing valuable connections and partnerships with business and institutes, or to leverage existing and future state of the art infrastructure.

We can also help you explore opportunities to build and create your own independent infrastructure and projects within this highly adaptable environment.

Right on the doorstep of Melbourne CBD and key transport and logistics

Just four km from Melbourne CBD, easy access to Geelong, seven km from the Port of Melbourne terminals, 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport, the hub is well-positioned for transport and logistics.

There are planned upgrades to the train and tram networks.

We can help you with your next market entry project

If you are considering investing in Melbourne, we can help you scope the market opportunity in Melbourne/Australia and assist you with your business case development.

Working with us will allow you to be fully informed and limit the number of surprises associated with your new investment. Our staff are experienced and well connected  and can introduce you to potential partners to help make your investment a success.

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