Coming Up

There have been lots of opportunities for community and stakeholders to be involved each step of the way.

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Thank you to all those who have participated in the Harbour Connect community engagement process including the surveys, focus groups and design workshops.

The feedback gathered from community design workshops in December 2019 has been considered by the project team and is currently being used to finalise designs for the proposed development of 38 Mews Rd.

The team is undertaking extensive investigations to inform the designs including feasibility studies. Once these investigations have been completed a decision will be made by the AMB Board on how to proceed, including further engagement with the community.

Further information will be provided once these investigations and deliberations have been finalised.

Project Timeline

Phase 1

July – October 2019

  • One-on-one meetings with key stakeholders
  •  Community survey
  •  Design principle focus groups

Phase 2

November – December 2019

  • Community design workshops
  • Development of detailed designed

Phase 3

January – February 2020

  • Open days
  • Final engagement report and presentations

Phase 4

2020 onwards

  • Seek public submissions on Development Application
Development Phases: TBC (following Development Application approval)

1. Stakeholder Conversations:

We’re connecting with local businesses, stakeholders, government agencies and community groups to seek early input into aspirations and priorities for the future of the study area. If your organisation would like to chat with the team, get in touch by emailing

2. Community Survey:  

We asked you to jump online and fill in our web survey or keep an ear out for our randomised phone surveys. The surveys will help us to understand how often and why people visit Fishing Boat Harbour, the priorities for any future redevelopment of the study area and more.

3. Focus Group Sessions:

We think it’s really important to hear from a broad mix of community members. We held Focus Group sessions for different community groups and stakeholders to delve deeper into the potential opportunities for the site. The feedback from these sessions will help us understand the key opportunities and challenges of the site, as well as refining the principles to consider in design.

4. Design Workshops:

We took the themes and messages from the earlier phases of consultation onboard and worked with community members to explore site design options during an interactive workshop session.

5. Open Days:

Drop in to view the draft plans for the study area that have been developed through the previous engagement activities – and to chat directly with the project team.