25 June 2020

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project

Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend precinct is using state-of-the-art planning and mapping technology, together with innovative 3D spatial data, to revolutionise the future design of major urban renewal projects.

Land Use Victoria’s Strategic Land Assessment and Information division is working with the University of Melbourne to develop Victoria’s first digital twin – a digital representation of the real world, with analytics tools used to visualise and model past and future scenarios.

The Fishermans Bend digital twin will deliver 3D modelling over time, in locations above and below the ground to drive better, data driven decisions for planning and infrastructure development for Australia’s largest urban renewal project.

Major cities around the world are using digital twin technology to address the complex challenges of urban renewal, sustainable and liveable places and digital modernisation.  This project will trial cutting-edge technology in Fishermans Bend to investigate data, technology and the role of government in the complex and multi-faceted realm of the cities of the future.

Fishermans Bend is Australia’s largest urban renewal project covering around 480 hectares in the heart of Melbourne. It is expected that by 2050 it will be home to approximately 80,000 residents and provide employment for up to 80,000 people.

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