The ministerial approval enables it to go ahead with building Collins Wharf, which will include 1,500 new residences as well as more than 25,000m2 of public realm and facilities such as a swimming pool.
The masterplan has been created by Jackson Clements Burrows in collaboration with Aspect Oculus and will see the predominantly residential development delivered over five stages.
Lendlease managing director of urban regeneration Mark Menhinnitt highlighted the streetscapes and abundant public realm as a defining element of the masterplan. “The Collins Wharf development will take advantage of Victoria Harbour’s existing retail and public space, including Library at The Dock, Community Hub at The Dock, Knowledge Market and more than 80 dining and entertainment options – while adding diverse new public spaces,” he said.
“The design of this precinct offers future residents panoramic views and world-class public realm that maximises the unique waterfront location. Once complete, a pedestrian and cyclist promenade will enable people to walk, cycle or run all the way around the 2.5km of the Victoria Harbour waterfront. Following our consultation with the local community in 2015 and engagement with authorities over the past 18 months, I’m confident that our Collins Wharf vision will present one of Melbourne’s most desirable locations for residents, visitors and local workers to enjoy.”