What's On in Fishermans Bend - May 2023

Discover exciting local events in Fishermans Bend this month! From brewery tours to presentations, explore our guide for the latest happenings in our vibrant community.

Creature Technology Site Tour Invitation with T-Rex dinosaur image and event information

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to attend an exclusive backstage tour hosted by the Fishermans Bend Business Forum with Creature Technology.

Experience firsthand the technological marvel and creative inspiration behind their lifelike animatronics used in arena spectaculars, theme parks, exhibitions, stage shows, and events worldwide. This event promises a warm welcome by the Fishermans Bend Business Forum, an engaging talk by Creature Technology about their business history, beginnings, challenges, and future, followed by a Q+A session.

You’ll also have the chance to embark on a fascinating tour behind the curtain of Creature Technology and engage in valuable networking opportunities.

Tickets are freely available, but act quickly as there are only 15 spaces remaining!

Join Fishermans Bend Locals Luv A Duck for an incredible evening hosted by Fishermans Bend Business Forum, showcasing delicious duck dishes paired with Brown Brothers wines.

Guests will hear the fascinating story behind Australia’s favourite duck, starting from one man’s passion for cooking duck to becoming the largest family-owned duck grower in the country since 1968. Indulge in the enticing menu, featuring Peking Duck Pancakes, Smoked Duck and Feta Quiche, Duck and Red Wine Ragu, Duck a l’Orange, Duck Fat Roast Potatoes & Pumpkin, Duck Fat Chocolate Mousse, and Brown Brothers Cienna.

As a special treat, all attendees will receive a copy of each recipe and enjoy a 10% discount on any full-price item in our Showroom, including the wine! Don’t miss this unforgettable event.

Gateway Hub Monthly Networking Evening

Don’t miss Gateway Hub‘s exciting monthly networking event held on the first Wednesday of the month from 5 to 7pm at CBCo Brewery, located at 89 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne.

This is your chance to connect with professionals working in and around Fishermans Bend while enjoying the fantastic selection of locally brewed beers and ciders, including their new non-alcoholic beer, straight from the source at CBCo Brewery.

No need to make any reservations, simply show up on the night and inform the friendly staff at the bar that you’re attending the Gateway Hub networking event. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to expand your network and savour some refreshing brews. See you there!

Australian Manufacturing Week poster

Australian Manufacturing Week

The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute (AMTIL) will host the Australian Manufacturing Week, an industry exhibition encompassing all aspects of manufacturing in Australia on 9 to 12 May 2023.

Taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event is set to be the centrepiece of a week-long celebration of manufacturing in Australia today. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with the innovators and companies who are at the forefront of technological excellence.

Witness and be a part of the technological evolution. Be the first to experience innovative technologies and latest machinery with all the key industry brands all in one place at the same time.

an aerial view of Fishermans Bend with map of Open House Melbourne Urban Wilds Event

Don’t miss out on Open House Melbourne’s upcoming event, “Urban wilds: the inner city as Botanic Garden,” taking place on May 20-21.

This keynote discussion will delve into the complexities of the Botanic Garden as a landscape archetype, and how reframing it can promote a new urban wildness that offers habitat and refuge while creating new systems of living. Join experts Tim Entwisle, Emma Cutting, and Jock Gilbert for distributed site-specific talks on May 21, where they will take you on a journey to deepen your understanding and generate further discussion on the themes explored in the Urban Wilds keynote presentation.

Explore the industrial ecology of Westgate Park in Fishermans Bend with Jock, a registered landscape architect and Program Manager of Bachelor Architectural Design and Co-director of Yulendj Weelam Design Research Lab at RMIT University. Discover the counterpoints of the Oak lawn at the Botanic Gardens and wrinkles in the suburban fabric of the Melbourne Pollinator Corridor in South Melbourne while immersed in the landscape. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain insight into the complexities of urban wildness and the Botanic Garden landscape archetype.

Aerial view of Fishermans Bend for the Melbourne Design Week

As we look to the future of design in an increasingly complex era and the transformation of the former Holden site, what are the lessons we can draw from the legacy of design in Fishermans Bend? 

For nearly 60 years the General Motors Holden design studio in Fishermans Bend was one of the most successful industrial design studios in Australia. Globally recognised, a strong community of practice and both a competitive and highly collaborative culture was crucial to Holden’s success as a powerhouse of automotive design, engineering and manufacturing.  

Today, the transformation of the former Holden site into the Fishermans Bend Innovation Precinct is a key part of Australia’s largest urban renewal project. It will be the heart of what is envisaged to be ‘an internationally renowned centre of innovation in advanced manufacturing, engineering and design’, including the University of Melbourne’s new design and engineering campus. 

Join Melbourne Design Week for this panel discussion to learn how stories from the past are shaping design for the future of Fishermans Bend. 

A scene of Port Phillip Collection dated 1624

David F Radcliffe explores the merchants, entrepreneurs, artisans, and engineers behind the wave of industrialisation in the second half of the 19th century in this presentation hosted by Port Phillip Heritage Centre and Emerald Hill Library.

During the second half of the 19th century, factories making ships, biscuits, candles, town gas, sugar, coffee and spices, glassware and bottles, starch, chemicals, and spirits emerged along the foreshore of Port and South Melbourne and Fishermans Bend.

Booking are free, but essential.

Coming Up

Understanding the basics and fundamentals of bolted joints is crucial for anyone involved in designing, installing, or maintaining bolted connections. We are delighted to share an exclusive event hosted by Hardlock Industry and Siemens that will explore how you can optimise your bolted connections and avoid costly mistakes.

The seminar will cover fundamental topics on bolted joints, including factors that prevent accurate and high tension, strategies for applying accurate and high tension, methods for preventing fatigue failure, techniques for identifying fatigue failure, fatigue strength of threads, and predicting residual lifetime for fatigue failure.

This seminar is ideal for engineers, designers, maintenance personnel, and anyone who is interested in improving the safety, reliability, and efficiency of bolted connections. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest technology and products in bolted joint technology.

The National Transport Research Organisation, NTRO (formally ARRB) , will be hosting a fully multi-modal transport conference showcasing research, innovation, and technology across road, rail, ports, and airports.

You’ll see and hear about the latest research and innovation. Where we are now. Where we’re going in the future. The transport challenges we need to prepare for. Delivering the integrated multi-modal transport solutions of tomorrow.

Taking place from 25-27 October 2023 at their offices in Fishermans Bend, you’ll see and hear about the latest research and innovation in the transport sector.