April 30, 2022 Josh Burns MP

Planning for Fishermans Bend’s Big Future

Catherine King MP
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
Member for Ballarat

Josh Burns
Member for Macnamara


An Albanese Labor Government will help prepare for Fishermans Bend’s big future, investing in the essential planning works to identify the best way to deliver public transport into the heart of this growing community.


Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project, covering approximately 480 hectares.


By 2050, it will be home to approximately 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 80,000 people.


To get locals to and from work, school and recreation, governments have to start planning now.


While the Morrison-Joyce Government sits on its hands, an Albanese Labor Government will partner with the Victorian Government and the cities of Melbourne and Port Phillip to do the hard work of planning this region’s infrastructure future.


As a first step, Labor will invest $3 million to fund the Fishermans Bend Transport Link Feasibility Study. This study will determine the best way to deliver public transport links into the heart of Fisherman’s Bend, including examining the option of trackless trams.


This study will also consider the most appropriate phasing of delivery.


While the Morrison-Joyce Government wastes money on imaginary commuter car parks, only an Albanese Labor Government will deliver the investment that Fishermans Bend and growing areas of Melbourne really need.


Comments attributable to Catherine King
“Fishermans Bend is a huge opportunity, but we need to get the investments and infrastructure right.


“That’s why an Albanese Labor Government will partner with all levels of government to kickstart planning works towards future public transport needs, ensuring that the infrastructure keeps up with the growing population.”


Comments attributable to Josh Burns

“As Fishermans Bend grows, we need to invest in the infrastructure and services that our community needs”


“A Federal Labor Government will plan for the future of Fishermans Bend by investing in suitable transport options for our local community”


Date: Saturday, 30 April 2022


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