Fishermans Bend Tram Link
Preferred bidder announced
Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.
The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.
The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.
The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).
Preferred bidder announced
A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.
Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.
ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:
Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
The Fishermans Bend tram link forms part of one of Australia’s largest urban renewal projects – the Fishermans Bend project.
The Victorain Government is looking at options to extend the light rail network to cater for the urban development envisaged.
In 2013 the then Victorian Department of Transport (now The Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure) engaged Aurecon to undertake a feasibility investigation into extending the tram network into Fishermans Bend. Aurecon assessed five potential route alignments ranging from 1.6 to 2.8 kilometres long, with four of the five routes proposed requiring a bridge over the Yarra River.
Infrastructure Victoria (IV) recommended the Fishermans Bend tram link in their 30-year Infrastructure Strategy. While IV did not recommend a specific route, the analysis in IVs Options Book cosidered an extension of the Collins Street tram line across the Yarra river into the Fishermans Bend precinct along Plummer Street.
Fishermans Bend was rezoned to be part of an expanded Capital City Zone and declared a site of State significance in 2012. It is expected to eventually house 80,000 people and cater for 60,000 jobs.
Infrastructure Australia identifies "public transport access to Fishermans Bend" as a medium term (5-10 years) Priority Initative in its Infrastructure Priority List.
The 2018-19 Victorian Budget allocates $1 million towards developing a business case for active transport and tram connections between Fishermans Bend and the CBD.
Last reviewed: 03/05/2018