In a recent feature in The Age, The Fishermans Bend Business Forum reinforced its ongoing advocacy for urgent public transport improvements, addressing housing concerns and facilitating the area's growth. President Bernadene Voss emphasised the need for tram lines and urged the State Government's prioritisation of substantial transport infrastructure investment. The Forum now proudly supports the City of Port Phillip Council's call to action, aligning with efforts to unlock our community's potential and realising the Fishermans Bend Framework 2018's vision for comprehensive development through essential transportation and infrastructure upgrades. Discover action you can take to ensure the best outcomes for our community below.
We're thrilled to highlight the commendable achievements of our community in this fantastic event. From the Woolworths at Fishermans Bend, a remarkable finalist for Best Shopping Centre Development, showcasing urban transformation, to George Rose's Mural, a vivid finalist for the Rider Levett Bucknall Award for Best Public Art Project, capturing the essence of our history, and Port Melbourne Secondary College, a forward-looking finalist for the Woods Bagot Award for Best Public Building. These acknowledgments underscore Fishermans Bend's commitment to innovation and sustainable growth.
Kirrip Park, situated in Fishermans Bend's Montague precinct, proudly houses Waterlines, a significant public art creation by Australian artist Ian Strange's. His masterpiece, crafted from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, finds its place here, thanks to the generous contribution of funding and donation by Wonderment Walk Victoria, a non-profit organisation committed to enhancing public spaces with artistic and scientific elements. Waterlines goes beyond its aesthetic value, delving into the intricate history of flooding and water management that has shaped Fishermans Bend, igniting essential dialogues about climate change and the increasing water table challenge. Drawing inspiration from cuts seen in early workers' residences' timber frames, the sculpture serves as a powerful reminder of the area's heritage.
Congratulations to Boeing Aerostructures Australia and its dedicated team of over 1000 employees at Fishermans Bend! Recently achieving "2023 Large Manufacturer of the Year" at the Victorian Government Manufacturing Hall of Fame awards is a remarkable testament to Boeing's commitment to excellence. Based at Fishermans Bend, the company's long heritage in Australian aviation, dating back to its legacy companies in 1927, showcases its enduring impact. This legacy includes manufacturing aircraft that served in the Royal Australian Air Force during World War Two.
More on Boeing - with over 200 new jobs created this year alone, marking a 25% growth and surpassing 1000 employees in the state, Boeing's surge is commended by Minister for Manufacturing Sovereignty, Ben Carroll. These roles are pivotal in answering global demand for new commercial aircraft. Notably, Boeing not only bolsters its workforce but also champions gender diversity through its Female Apprenticeship Program. This growth solidifies Victoria and Fishermans Bend's position as a hub for Boeing's R&D, engineering, and advanced manufacturing outside the US. Minister Carroll emphasises that such investment underscores Victoria's status as Australia's centre for advanced manufacturing.
With nearly a century of pioneering work in building electrification, Stiebel Eltron's upcoming anniversary is an achievement worth celebrating. The Fishermans Bend local's dedication to electrification is remarkable. Glenn Day, Head of Public Affairs & Engagement explores how Stiebel Eltron's global impact naturally aligns with their commitment to creating a lasting influence through electrification in a new interview with the Green Building Council.
Survey: Place Naming in Fishermans Bend
Help shape future place and street names in Australia’s largest urban renewal project. Fishermans Bend is set to be home to approximately 80,000 residents and 80,000 jobs by 2050. Have your say in forming the Fishermans Bend Place Naming Framework, and ensure future street and place names capture stories of the area’s past, present and future.The survey is open until October 9th.
Starting October 15th, residents, workers, and visitors in Fishermans Bend can expect improved public transportation services with the addition of 460 new bus services, further to the 900 services added last year. Notably, routes 235 and 237 will operate at an eight-minute frequency during peak hours, with late-night services on weekdays and increased weekend frequency. Both routes will now terminate at Southern Cross, following a one-way loop for efficiency, aiming to enhance public transportation convenience in Fishermans Bend.