University welcomes investment in planning works for Fishermans Bend

Artist's impression of the new Fisherman's Bend campus.
An artist's impression of the University of Melbourne engineering campus at Fishermans Bend.

The University of Melbourne has welcomed a Victorian State Budget commitment to invest $4.5 million in planning works for public transport to support the future development at Fishermans Bend.

The University said it was pleased the State Government was investing to progress plans for a tram service to connect Fishermans Bend to the CBD.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Duncan Maskell said: “This investment is strongly supported by the University of Melbourne. Public transport will play a vital role in realising Fishermans Bend as a sustainable, connected and thriving innovation precinct that the University of Melbourne is excited to be a part of and help bring to life.”

Fishermans Bend is Australia's largest urban renewal project covering approximately 480 hectares in the heart of Melbourne, including the development of Australia’s new economic precinct for advanced manufacturing.

Located in the heart of the economic precinct, the University’s new Fishermans Bend campus will provide the ideal environment for students, academics and industry to connect and collaborate on cutting-edge research and development right here in Melbourne, making an impact on the world in which we live.