New residential neighbourhood to bring Collins Street to the water


09 March 2017

Lendlease has today received Ministerial approval to proceed with plans to create a new waterfront residential neighbourhood in Victoria Harbour.

Poised to set a new benchmark in waterfront living and to be known as ‘Collins Wharf’ after Melbourne’s most illustrious street, the new Victoria Harbour neighbourhood will include an extension of Collins Street to the water’s edge, more than 25,000sqm of public realm, a health and wellbeing centre with public swimming pool and gym, low rise waterfront SOHOs and approximately 1,500 new residences.


Masterplanned by award winning architects Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB) in collaboration with Aspect Oculus, the plan will see a predominantly residential development delivered over five stages. Capitalising on its inimitable peninsular location, with the Yarra River to the south and Victoria Harbour to the north, Collins Wharf will offer Melburnians the unique opportunity to live surrounded by water on the doorstop of Australia’s most cosmopolitan CBD.

Lendlease’s Managing Director of Urban Regeneration, Mark Menhinnitt, highlighted the streetscapes and abundant public realm as a defining element of the masterplan that will complement those places already developed and under construction in Victoria Harbour.

“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 2.5kms 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.”

The contemporary architectural language of the masterplan responds to the site’s unique dual waterfront location, and sustainability remains a key driver for the precinct following Victoria Harbour’s recent achievement of a six star green star communities rating from the Green Building Council of Australia – representing world leadership in sustainable communities.


Features of the Collins Wharf masterplan include:

Features of the Collins Wharf residential offering include:




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