Funding boost for Williamstown foreshore

We’re planning for the future of the Williamstown Maritime Precinct so it can be enjoyed by locals and visitors for decades to come.

As an iconic part of Melbourne, the Williamstown foreshore provides a place for recreational, educational, tourism, cultural and commercial activities, attracting more than 100,000 visitors from around Victoria, interstate and overseas each year.

We’re investing $3 million to undertake much-needed upgrades and add new facilities to the site, including $200,000 to create a Williamstown Maritime Precinct Framework to support future investment and development decisions along the foreshore.

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

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

We recently formed a project steering committee to engage departmental, agency, council and community representatives to guide, develop and monitor the delivery of the project.

We have also appointed experienced maritime and planning consultants GHD to help deliver the framework.

Expected to be completed in early 2021, the framework will be run in conjunction with the Williamstown Wave Surge Study currently being undertaken by Parks Victoria.