Evolving Port

Port Melbourne and Fishermans Bend continue to change. Houses are changed or demolished and new forms of housing take their place. Port Houses records some of these changes.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

199-201 Normanby Rd, Southbank

June 2018

199-201 Normanby Rd, formerly a scrap metal merchant, is becoming Normanby. Marketing has begun.  

NormanbyMelbourne.com.au

Note the Gravity Tower to the rear and right of the photograph and 'cash for scrap' indicating the site's former use as a scrap metal recycling facility.

June 2018
November 2017

Capital Alliance purchased the site from the scrap metal dealer for $13.5m in November 2017, $11 psm.

Permit 2013/009628 was issued by Planning Minister Matthew Guy on 1 September 2014.

Height 121m
Levels 40 levels
Architect DKO Architecture

November 2015

On the move again. The scrap metal merchant's premises are for sale.

November 2015

September 2014

Planning permit was issued by Planning Minister Matthew Guy on 1 September 2014.


Monday, June 11, 2018

6-78 Buckhurst St, Montague

June 2018

Fifteen85 

A sales office has opened on site with Tower 1 (of 3) to launch on 23 June. Elenberg Fraser are now the architects and the development is branded as Fifteen85. It has a new address 85 Gladstone Street.

The final approval was for three towers, rather than the four originally approved.

Tower 1 is the western most of the 3 towers and will contain 222 apartments. The podium level will be ' laden with greenery'.

The developer is CEL Australia.






December 2017

The site was sold by Colliers International  on 4 December 2017. Among the attributes of the site, Colliers listed

  • Enormous site area of 9,356sqm
  • Three extensive street frontages
  • Flexible Capital City Zone 1
  • Recently approved permit allowing for a landmark, mixed use project designed by world renowned Fender Katsalidis
  • Directly adjacent to the new South Melbourne Park Primary School, and newly designated park

August 2017

An amended permit was subsequently issued on 29 August 2017

21 June 2016




Amended plans for the site were considered by the City of Port Phillip. While the Council had no issue with changing the architect to Fender Katsalidis, he Council advised DEWLP that it did not support changes which included

  • reduced tower separation distances
  • reduced setbacks to Kerr and Buckhurst Sts
  • increasing the heights of towers 2 and 3 to 30 levels so that all four towers will be the same height


November 2014

On 29 November, a Labor government was elected with Daniel Andrews as Premier. Richard Wynne became the planning minister.

September 2014

Ministerial permit 2013/005499 was issued on 1 September 2014. The permit provides for a north-south link through the site, consistent podium heights and a reduction in height for the towers to 30 storeys.

4 June 2013

Marc Pallisco, the Age, reported on Saturday 1 June that Carlins has lodged an application for a staged development of 4 towers, the tallest of which will be 38 storeys, for their massive site on Buckhurst St.

The proposed development includes 1,023 flats.

The application, lodged on 27 May 2013, is listed on the Minister's Planning Permit register with scant further information at this time.

The site is large, 9,356 sqm and Buckhurst St is very wide. In the City of Port Phillip's plan for the suburb, Buckhurst was envisaged as the main street and community heart of Montague.

A different future to that imagined by Port Phillip is now unfolding, but at this time there is no clarity as to how such large developments will deliver any community benefit.
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The Buckhurst St edge
corner Kerr x Buckhurst Sts, Montague
 corner Kerr x Buckhurst Sts, Montague

1 June 2013


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Princes St, Port Melbourne

3 June 2018

Different expectations - 2018 v 2000. Two storeys was pushing the envelope in 2000, now three storeys is the default.

A street with no heritage overlay.



248 Graham St, Port Melbourne

3 June 2018

Three dwellings replace a single house on this long block.

Not sure by about the reference to the former dwelling.


from Nott St

2016

Planning application 1141/2016 was lodged with the City of Port Phillip on 6 December 2016 for 3 double storey townhouses.

The house was demolished in 2017.


2015

248 Graham St was sold on 15 October 2015 for $1,110,000.

Background

This was the family home of Joyce and Angus Richards and their three children. The house was given to the couple by their father-in-law when they married.

163 Liardet St, Port Melbourne

3 June 2018

The house is being deconstructed to make way for a three storey dwelling with a rear garage (CoPP planning application 807/2015)


13 March 2015

The former family home of Mac Hatfield, gentle woman, participant at the nearby Port Melbourne Neighbourhood House. 

She told me that she and her husband built this house in place of the older house on the site to meet the needs of their growing family.

17 11 2014
6 December 2014

The house was sold by Frank Gordon for $1,180,000

Monday, May 21, 2018

86 Evans St, Port Melbourne

May 2018

This quaint former shop on the corner of Evans and Bridge St is for sale.


Monday, April 2, 2018

320 - 332 Plummer St, Wirraway

April 2018

P.M.

This site is being cleared and prepared for the construction of the P.M. development. The permit dates back to 2014.

The locational attributes of the site are highlighted: 650m to Port Melbourne beach and just 3km to the CBD. It is minutes from the access to the Westgate Freeway.

David Joachim is the Director of Third Street which also owns 365-391 Plummer St, and a property in Rocklea Drive. (source: Simon Johanson Age 15 March 2017)

2017

Marketing the P.M. Port Melbourne development from prominent premises on the corner of Plummer and Salmon Streets.




December 2016

Marketing begins for the P.M. Port Melbourne development. 



(and the Port)  December 2016

September 2016 

The permit applicant sought amendments to the original permit. They appealed to VCAT when the Minister for Planning failed to determine the amendment within the required time.

VCAT granted permit P866/2016 on 26 September 2016.

The development will contain 536 apartments over three towers and eleven townhouses. Two of the towers will be twelve storeys while the tower on the corner of Plummer and Prohasky Streets will be fifteen storeys.

The mix of dwellings will be 48% one bedroom, 39.5% two bedroom, an increase in 3 bedroom dwellings from 6.3% to 12.7% and 11 townhouses. This accords with the requirements to provide for housing diversity in size and affordability.

May 2015

Planning permit PA1600082 was issued by the Minister for Planning on 24 May 2015 for a development of three towers between 12 and 15 storeys.

2014

A planing application was lodged with the Metropolitan Planning Authority (MPA) on 1 October 2014. The application was not supported by the MPA. (Ref 14/0005)