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Victorian Government announces big plans for home of ARRB

by Guy Hand on September 1, 2021

The Victorian Government has released the vision and key strategic directions for the home of ARRB's national headquarters - Fishermans Bend in Melbourne.

Advancing Manufacturing - the Fishermans Bend Opportunity has been released by Martin Pakula, Victoria's Minister for Business Precincts.

ARRB's national headquarters has been based in Fishermans Bend for the past three years. Our Chief Executive Officer Michael Caltabiano and our Board of Directors decided the area was the ideal location for our national head office.

ARRB became early adopters of Fishermans Bend as an engineering and innovation hub, and we're very proud to be in on the ground floor of something big.

ARRB looks forward to our new neighbours joining us in an expanding innovation precinct, set to become a centre for innovation in engineering, advanced manufacturing and design.

By 2050 it is envisaged that the precinct will be home to at least 40,000 jobs and over 20,000 students, with the University of Melbourne's Engineering and Design Innovation Campus to be built in Fishermans Bend by 2025.

The Government will also lead redevelopment of the former General Motors Holden headquarters - a stone's throw from ARRB - into a key cornerstone of the innovation precinct.

With works commencing in coming months, the ‘Gateway to GMH’ project on Turner Street, where ARRB is based, is being delivered by the City of Melbourne to provide improved cycling connections, greening, digital infrastructure and creative activations to the precinct.

The Government says this project presents an opportunity to showcase innovation, from the materials used in the construction of the bike path, to the trial of different plant species and deployment of digital technologies to support living laboratories.

See the Victorian Government plan

 

Topics: ARRB News, VIC, Australian Road Research Board, Smart cities