Planning For The Future Of The Williamstown Maritime Precinct

The Andrews Labor Government is planning for the future of the Williamstown Maritime Precinct so it can be enjoyed by locals and visitors for decades to come.

Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne today announced $200,000 to create a Williamstown Maritime Precinct Framework – to support future investment and development decisions along the iconic foreshore.

This investment will identify potential development opportunities for the Williamstown foreshore including improving public amenity and access and making the area more accessible and useable for locals and visitors.

The framework will provide long term benefits for foreshore tenants located in the Williamstown Maritime Precinct and the local community, including large numbers of commercial and recreational boaters.

The framework will be run in conjunction with the Williamstown Wave Surge Study currently being undertaken by Parks Victoria and provides the opportunity for further planning to safeguard and identify development opportunities for aspects of the precinct.

The framework is expected to be completed in late 2020.

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne

“The Williamstown Maritime Precinct is an iconic part of Melbourne and we’re making sure it continues to thrive into the future.”

“This is just one of the ways we are investing in Williamstown and it will help guide the future development of this important public space.”