Fishermans Bend's Urban Design Strategy - visuals

Fishermans Bend's Urban Design Strategy - visuals
Fishermans Bend's Urban Design Strategy - visuals

On Saturday when the draft Fishermans Bend framework was released I summarised the density controls - since then the state government has opened up an online library of supporting documentation and one file of interest is the Urban Design Strategy, produced by Hodyl & Co. 

If you found it hard to understand how new development would be shaped, reading that report should aid in understanding as it is complemented by each of the Capital City Zoned precincts having a visual which illustrates how they might appear.

The headline figure of 80,000 residents is addressed throughout the urban design strategy document and in summary, it effectively translates to approximately 38,000 households and with already 7,865 dwellings approved under the current planning regime a further 30,000 would need to be approved to house the 80,000 population target.

The report assumes 90% of the already-approved dwellings will eventually need to be built, and the 30,000 extra dwellings required translate into a gross floor area of 3,280,240m2.

The four non-employment precincts would also need 1,612,000m2 to house the predicted 40,000 jobs (another 40,000 jobs would located in the employment precinct), bringing the total of new floorspace required up to a cool 4,892,240m2.

As the overwhelming majority of new developments in Melbourne over the past decade have been residential in nature, the report recommends introducing a minimal commercial FAR to ensure the 4 non-employment precincts have sufficient space built to cater for those jobs.

The visuals below, taken from the Urban Design Strategy, illustrate how each precinct might look when 'building out' to each precinct's space requirements.  The main caveat is that each precinct diagram does not take into account possible uplift scenarios.

Buildings shown in red are developments that have been approved under the existing planning regime.  Pink buildings relate to new 'core' area buildings, light brown relates to new 'non-core' area buildings.

Lorimer

Fishermans Bend's Urban Design Strategy - visuals
Lorimer build-out diagram - Urban Design Strategy

Montague

Fishermans Bend's Urban Design Strategy - visuals
Montague build-out diagram - Urban Design Strategy

Sandridge

Fishermans Bend's Urban Design Strategy - visuals
Sandridge build-out diagram - Urban Design Strategy

Wirraway

Fishermans Bend's Urban Design Strategy - visuals
Wirraway build-out diagram - Urban Design Strategy

See the full Urban Design Strategy on www.fishermansbend.vic.gov.au

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor is a co-founder of Urban.com.au. Now a freelance writer, Alastair focuses on the intersection of public transport, public policy and related impacts on medium and high-density development.

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CarsRuleOK
The brown old buildings at the bottom left of the last photo "Wirraway" are going to developed into dozens of apartments soon according to the Port Phillip Council meeting agenda on line for Nov 17.
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