Figure 1: Changes to land use at Victoria Harbour 1960-2020

Events

Upgrading Victoria Dock to cater for larger ships

1960

Containerisation of cargo commences

Approx. 1960

Two cargo sheds constructed at Berths 2 and 4

1968 - 1969

The Chimney was demolished

1974

The Building of Charles Grimes Bridge

1975

Widening the entrance in the dock

1979 - 1980

Building the Bolte Bridge

1990

"Melbourne Docklands"

May, 1990

Travelling cranes were removed and the railway tracks were also removed

1991

Victorian Government releases a plan for Docklands and commits to developing the area

1991

First ‘Expressions of Interest’ for development are called for

1996

2,800 apartments, townhouses will be built

2001 - 2021

178 Marina berths and 8,000 sq meters of community facilities

2001 - 2021

Victoria Harbour is to be completed in 2021

2001 - 2021

Collins Street Bridge opens, extending Collins Street into Docklands. NAB office opens

2004

First commercial building (NAB) was opened

2004

First Residential Building (Dock 5 Apartments)

2006

Construction starts on ANZ and Fairfax Media headquarters. Municipal powers transferred from VicUrban to City of Melbourne

2007

Library at The Dock opens.

2013

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel begins operating in Harbour Town Docklands' multipurpose sports courts open

2013

Docklands is 60% complete

2015