top of page



Place Leaders Asia Pacific in collaboration with academics from Australian universities are working together with industry partners, state and local government to develop the first Place Rating Tool.

This workshop will take a 'black box' approach, which embraces the uncertainty of the process, the expertise of stakeholders and their participation in this workshop to begin developing an innovative tool that measures the outputs, outcomes and long-term legacy of places and the relationships occurring within them. Within the workshop participants will contribute to evaluating places by identifying and defining common place

standards alongside unique place values and be immersed in a live case study of evaluating Victoria Harbour, with the learnings from the workshop.

Development Victoria and Docklands

Docklands was once Melbourne’s largest and busiest port, but by the late 1980s, it had become a derelict industrial wasteland. With inner-city living becoming more popular and Melbourne’s population growing, the Victorian Government saw an opportunity to extend the western edge of Melbourne’s central business district and reconnect the city to its historical waterfront. Development Victoria is managing the development of Melbourne’s Docklands - one of Australia’s largest urban renewal projects under construction. Docklands' construction started in 1997. It is now two-thirds complete and has attracted more than $12 billion in private investment to date. In 1991, the Docklands Authority (now Development Victoria) was established to oversee the renewal of Docklands. Its task was to create a waterfront development that would extend the western edge of Melbourne’s central business district, enhancing its connection with the waterfront. Development Victoria is now responsible for administering Development Agreements and coordinating the development of Docklands through strong partnerships with private developers, state government authorities and the City of Melbourne.

Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour is a $6.8 billion mixed use urban regeneration precinct comprising approximately 5,000 residential units, 270,000 sqm office space, 20,000 sqm of retail and 10,000 sqm of community facilities on a 30 hectare peninsular of land in the Docklands precinct, adjacent to Melbourne’s CBD.

The project is being delivered by Lendlease in partnership with Development Victoria under a Precinct Development Agreement entered into in 2001, with 23 stages now complete, 2 stages currently in delivery and 6 stages remaining.

The precinct is delivering a range of community facilities for the City of Melbourne, including a new library, a family services and boating hub, parks, boardwalks and roads including the extension of the Collins Street tram into the centre of the precinct We invite you to be part of the conversation to help support the future of this unique precinct and to contribute to the development of the Place Rating Tool.


LOCATION: Community Hub at The Dock, 912 Collins Street, Docklands VIC 3008


bottom of page