About Fishermans Bend

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project, covering approximately 480 hectares in the heart of Melbourne and connecting the CBD to the bay.

© Photo CreditFishermans Bend Taskforce, Department Jobs, Precincts and Regions

It is expected that by 2050, Fishermans Bend will be home to approximately 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 80,000 people.

Fishermans Bend is made up of five precincts across two municipalities, City of Melbourne and City of Port Phillip:

  • Lorimer: a vibrant, mixed-use precinct
  • Montague: a diverse and well-connected mixed-used precinct celebrating its significant cultural and built heritage
  • Wirraway: a family friendly inner city neighbourhood
  • Sandridge: one of Melbourne’s premium office and commercial centres, balanced with diverse housing and retail
  • Employment Precinct: Australia’s leading advanced manufacturing, engineering and design precinct

Subscribe to the Fishermans Bend Bulletin to receive our updates on latest developments.​

Our Purpose & Our History

In December 2017 a group of businesses came together to form a Steering Committee to investigate the establishment of Fishermans Bend Business Form to engage the business community of Fishermans Bend with the planning process for the future of the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area.
Fishermans Bend Business Forum purpose is to advocate with council, State and Federal Governments and key stakeholders on behalf of our Members and the business community to ensure Fishermans Bend remains a leading and preferred business precinct for businesses operating and considering operating within Fishermans Bend now and in the future.

We welcome and encourage business leaders within Fishermans Bend and beyond, to join our association to connect with fellow Members, and join the conversation about the issues affecting Fishermans Bend businesses and join with us to shine a light on this nation leading innovation precinct.

Our Committee

We’d like to introduce the Fishermans Bend Business Forum Committee to you. Our Committee is the team responsible for advocating on behalf of our Members and the Fishermans Bend business community, connecting our Members and sharing the stories of innovation and opportunity, and the role Fishermans Bend plays in shaping Melbourne’s future. The Committee is made up of the following business leaders:
A headshot of Guy Naselli, Vice President of Fishermans Bend Business Forum

Guy Naselli


Guy is a Director of NSL Property Group offering outstanding performance and productivity in all facets of the property including but not limited to, vendors, purchasers, landlords and prospective tenants.

A headshot of David Hamilton

David Hamilton

Vice President

David is looking forward to collaborating with the Fisherman’s Bend Business Forum to ensure that local businesses and organisations have an input into the development of this major change project. With a background in logistics and transport he is keen to see the development of the transport and light rail infrastructure to meet the future challenges that this development brings.

A headshot of Linda Norman

Linda Norman


Linda manages a national team of HR consultants for HRplus, a human resource boutique advisory firm based in Port Melbourne. 

Eric Nigol

Eric Nigol

Committee Member

Eric is a Manager at Melbourne Cement Facilities. A qualified Mechanical Engineer he has been associated with manufacturing for most of his career.

A headshot of Marcus Henry

Marcus Henry

Committee Member

Marcus is the General Manager at Melbourne Cement Facilities. A qualified Chemical Engineer, he has been employed in business management for 20 years.