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Footscray Wharf and Promenade

Revitalizing the Maribyrnong River waterfront for the Footscray community

  • 330

    Metre Long Wharf

  • Melbourne, Victoria

    Melbourne, Victoria

Transforming the historical heart of Melbourne's inner west

Founded in the 1850s, Footscray is the heart of Melbourne’s inner west, along the Maribyrnong River. Originally a center for industry and trade, when economic conditions changed, the industries moved out and the link to the water and history was lost.

But out of adversity comes opportunity—when the Maribyrnong City Council created the Footscray River Edge Master Plan, they envisaged reconnecting the community to the river by creating a vibrant river edge to attract and engage the community. Our role included the detailed design and documentation of the Footscray Wharf and Promenade, incorporating the historical character of the site though repurposed historical elements. We also provided geotechnical investigations and approvals, civil design, maritime design, and design of all associated services.

The reimagined site includes a long wharf with a lower landing and a floating pontoon allowing small to medium boats to moor. A pedestrian promenade is equipped with seating, sheltered picnic areas, and barbecues, offering space for groups to gather. Reimagined and reinvigorated, this iconic transformation takes visitors from an active urban waterfront to a natural river’s edge. Footscray Wharf and Promenade has successfully retained the site's historical elements and created a waterfront that boosts civic pride in the local community.

At a Glance

  • Maribyrnong City Council
Meet Our Team

Masoud Hosseini, Principal, Maritime Engineer

My focus? Seismic design of maritime structures to increase their resistance by improving the structure behavior during an earthquake.
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Herman Lai, Senior Principal, Transportation, Team Leader (VIC)

No matter what we are working on, our focus is always to ensure we deliver a safer and better community for everyone.
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Hugh McCormick, Business Leader, Urban Infrastructure

We’re so lucky to work on interesting and challenging projects—I love seeing their impact our urban environment and the community.
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Carin Pires, Maritime Engineer

Every problem can be solved through collaboration—my team uses our shared expertise to find solutions for the ports and maritime sector.

Chamith Wickramaratne, Group Leader, Geotechnical

I am passionate about sustainability in geotechnical design using industry software to optimize design solutions.
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David Gutteridge, Group Leader Delivery, Water, Victoria

I love working with my clients to get practical and sensible outcomes to their water and wastewater challenges.
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Hadi Hosseinzadeh, Senior Maritime Engineer

Sustainability is the cornerstone of design—integrating form and function, creating a resilient future for both people and the environment.
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Masoud Hosseini

Principal, Maritime Engineer

Herman Lai

Senior Principal, Transportation, Team Leader (VIC)

Hugh McCormick

Business Leader, Urban Infrastructure

Carin Pires

Maritime Engineer

Chamith Wickramaratne

Group Leader, Geotechnical

David Gutteridge

Group Leader Delivery, Water, Victoria

Hadi Hosseinzadeh

Senior Maritime Engineer

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