Including Docklands in the City of Melbourne doubled the size of Melbourne's central city and returned a significant area of waterfront to the city.
The area is close to Melbourne's main transport networks, including Southern Cross Station, and is well known as the home to Etihad Stadium and many modern buildings, public spaces and artworks.
From the original development at New Quay, featuring apartments, restaurants and marina, Docklands has grown as a waterfront precinct offering a mix of inner city living, shopping, business, parks, entertainment, dining, sporting events, community events, arts and culture.
Docklands is the national headquarters for a number of major businesses including the National Australia Bank, ANZ, Myer, AXA, Bendigo Bank, Medibank Private and the Bureau of Meteorology.
It's estimated that by around 2031 Docklands will be a residential area for over 22,000 people. Docklands is planned to attract 20 million visitors each year and be a workplace for 50,000 people when completed.