The Williamstown Maritime Precinct is a premier maritime destination and an iconic Melbourne tourist destination providing an important space for the local community.

We’re planning for the future of the precinct, whilst protecting and building on its thriving maritime and cultural heritage so it can continue to be enjoyed by locals and visitors for decades to come.

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.

A Williamstown Maritime Precinct Framework will be designed around the needs of those who use the foreshore, to create a holistic vision for the precinct whilst remaining true to its legacy as a heritage port.

Development of the Framework has already begun with a draft Framework setting out a vision for the precinct underpinned by a series of strategic directions and precinct options.

Over the past few months we’ve worked with community, industry, government agencies and local council to develop a draft Framework (PDF, 9.45MB) that identifies opportunities to guide future opportunities for the foreshore. We've also developed a Fact Sheet (PDF, 52KB).

Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback. The survey has now closed.