The media in recent months has been filled with discussions about current climate issues.
There is pressure on governments to implement solutions to help reduce our impact on the environment. Although there is a vast amount of negative press and media around this particular topic, we are highlighting the positive developments that are being implemented. Many innovations to enable a cleaner and more sustainable style of living are being delivered in certain areas – Fishermans Bend, in Melbourne’s inner suburbs, is one such area.
Fishermans Bend, which is due for completion in 2050, is Australia’s largest and one of the biggest Urban Renewal projects in the South Pacific region.
What does an Urban Renewal even mean? – “The rehabilitation of city areas by renovating or replacing dilapidated buildings with new housing, public buildings, parks, roadways, industrial areas, etc., often in accordance with comprehensive plans.” – definition discovered
The transformation of 480 hectares is taking place on the outskirts of Melbourne’s CBD. Travelling as little as a few km’s you can access all the frills the city has to offer. What is astonishing about this particular Urban Renewal area is the efforts and foresight to incorporate sustainable living.
Fishermans Bend has been involved with such sustainability developers and city planners as HIP V. HYPE. The five elements they outline in their sustainability document are the following;
Information from HIP V. HYPE, report on; Five key principles to help make Fishermans Bend Australia’s most sustainable Urban Renewal precinct.
Melbourne’s population is expected to reach just over 8 million by 2050. Densification will continue to happen within our inner-city suburbs to accommodate for the rising population. Fishermans Bend is already planning to offer the residents of Melbourne a well-planned suburb that incorporates liveability and longevity.
The technology and resources that are readily available to planners, designers and developers are paving a smarter and greener city. With plenty on emphasise that things need to change, it is refreshing to know there are efforts and progressive changes happening already to improve one Australia’s largest cities.
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