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.

Monday, October 1, 2018

144 - 148 Ferrars St, South Melbourne

1 October 2018

The buildings on the corner of Ferrars and Thistlethwaite St have been demolished to make way for a five level mixed use development designed by Jackson Clements Burrows. (source: Urban Melbourne)

Ferrars x Thistlethwaite October 2018

A permit for the development was issued by the City of Port Phillip on 28 March 2018. (reference 951/2017)

Follow the link to the State Library of Victoria website to see a Lyle Fowler photograph of this corner in 1964 when it was occupied by Holvex.

10 - 16 Boundary St, Montague, South Melbourne

1 October 2018

Buildings on site are being demolished and the site prepared for development.

18 October 2016

The City of Port Phillip issued a permit with conditions for a development of 30 dwellings in the form of three rows of four storey townhouses, with a basement car park.

The Council is the decision maker for developments of

The site is in a four storey mandatory height limit area as designated by Schedule 1 to the Capital City Zone (CCZ). 

156-162 Thistlethwaite St, Montague, Fishermans Bend

26 September 2018

The City of Port Phillip issued a permit, with conditions, for 12 townhouses of 4 levels at the planning meeting on 26 September 2018.

9 November 2015

'First time offered in 50 years.'




Wednesday, September 26, 2018

320 - 332 Plummer St, Wirraway

September 2018

Hutchinson Builders now have three cranes on site.


April 2018

P.M.

The 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)






Wednesday, September 12, 2018

286 Rouse St, Port Melbourne

11 September 2018

The scaffolding is removed to reveal ...


January 2018

Status report

14 01 2018
May 2017

On 27 April, a new builder was appointed to complete the development after a long hiatus. Excavation by the previous builders apparently damaged neighbouring houses and building work halted. 

12 January 2016

It doesn't take long. Graffiti despoils Sable Bleu. The information booth has disappeared - perhaps it was not approved?



27 November 2015

By the end of the week, the display suite for Sable Bleu is in place. There are 14 apartments in this 4 level development, advertised as residences.
Architects: Selwyn Blackstone



24 November 2015

Trees gone. Site almost clear.


14 November 2015

The houses on the corner of Rouse and Princes St are being demolished.





The All England Eleven Hotel was formerly on this site. Refer to the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society website for more information. 

It was also the first site to be sewered in all of Melbourne.

During the sale period, people expressed their views about the development potential of the site.



Friday, August 31, 2018

12 Spring St East, Port Melbourne

31 August 2018

Memorial for 12 Spring Street east.

31 August 2018

After a prptracted planning process the former home of Maisie Harrison was demolished over three days.

A magnificent camellia in full bloom went too.


April 2018

The applicant withdrew the appeal to VCAT on 11 April 2018.

September 2017

The applicant has appealed the Council's decision to VCAT.

August 2017

At its meeting of 2 August 2017, the City of Port Phillip approved a modified proposal for the construction of two double storey dwellings. 
The following specific conditions were included:

  •  Deletion of the second floor of dwelling one. 
  • The first floor windows on the eastern elevation to be obscured glass and fixed shut to a height of 1.7m above finished floor level. 
  • The finished floor level of the garage to be at least 1.962 AHD. 
  • The maximum height of the dwellings to be 7.88m above natural ground level.  
View the Council report of 2 August here.

21 April 2016

The house was sold for $1.96m by Frank Gordon estate agents. @FrankGordonCo notes the rarity of sites not covered by a heritage overlay. 

28 January 2016

As it is - full of quirky details.






7 November 2015

The Planning Permit Phase 

City of Port Phillip planning permit application 1036/2015 advises of the proposed demolition of this house and its replacement with two, two storey dwellings.

12 Spring Street East, 7 November 2015










Tuesday, July 31, 2018

538 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne

July 2018

Demolition has finished. The site is clear. 

Note the proximity to North Port Oval with the Norm Goss stand clearly in view.




May 2018

Deconstruction of the buildings continues behind these hoardings.

Raglan St looking east towards Ross St
March 2018

Demolition of the buildings on site has begun.

December 2017

Approval was sought for an amendment to the permit to allow for a five level building with 15 apartments and 17 x three storey townhouses.

June 2017 

Marketing has begun for The Standard "Townhomes and Boutique apartments". Front row seats for the Football at North Port Oval - surprisingly not mentioned in the many locational advantages in the promotional material.

June 2017
The Standard will be made up of 17 three bedroom townhouses, and 15 one and two bedroom apartments.

Developer: The Cubo Group

July 2015

The site of ATA Distributors (Abrahsives, Tapes, Adhesives Packaging Systems) was sold by Mulcahy & Co in July 2015.



2015
June 2015

Planning application 667/2015 was approved by the City of Port Phillip for a four storey building with 11 apartments and 17 townhouses.