Regeneration of brownfield areas on the scale envisaged at Fishermans Bend provides unique opportunities for pursuing multiple urban development objectives aligned to the Council of Australian Government’s vision for the performance of Australian cities (Department of Infrastructure and Transport, 2011): competitive and productive, liveable, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive.

The precinct scale of these developments is small enough to warrant innovation in the design of the built environment, yet significant enough to materially reduce demands and reliance on currently stressed centralised energy, water and sewerage infrastructure systems.