Victorian planning minister Richard Wynne has appointed a team of 11 experts and community representatives to his ministerial advisory committee on the 450-hectare Fishermans Bend urban renewal project.
Public administration leader Meredith Sussex will chair the committee, which will also include City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, City of Port Phillip Mayor Amanda Stevens, and the following leading experts and community representatives:
- Lucinda Hartley – urban renewal, design and community engagement expert
- Michelle Howard – social infrastructure, strategic and statutory planning expert
- Eric Keys – integrated transport planning expert
- Rob McGauran – architecture, urban design and housing expert
- Tania Quick – business, local industry and land development expert
- Janet Bolitho – community representative and former mayor
- Helen Halliday – community representative, former councillor and Fishermans Bend Network member
- Phil Spender – community representative and local businessman
“Fishermans Bend is a big urban growth opportunity for Victoria. We’re making sure we get it right, to ensure Melbourne can accommodate a growing population and remain the envy of the world,” Mr Wynne said.
“I’ve chosen a committee which brings together the best in planning experts and community members, giving locals a direct voice in the process.”
The first stage of strategic planning is expected to be finished by the first quarter of 2016 and the recast precinct plans will be publicly available for comment in the second half of 2016.