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, November 26, 2018

86 Evans St, Port Melbourne

November 2018

Planning application 510/2018 has been lodged with the City of Port Phillip for the demolition of the existing dwelling, outbuildings and fences and construction of a two storey dwelling with basement and boundary fences.

May 2018

This quaint former shop, formerly Demmler's Boot Shop, on the corner of Evans and Bridge St is for sale.



Saturday, November 17, 2018

Army and Navy Hotel, Port Melbourne

November 2018

A private auction will be held on 1 December.

4 May 2013

After lying neglected and ignored for almost twenty years, the heritage listed Army and Navy Hotel has metamorphosed into some very sophisticated townhouses, now for sale. This photograph precedes the change.




Dow St was a centre of activity for the Naval Brigades that preceded formation of the Australian Navy. The great apprehension of a Russian invasion galvanised the Brigades. Here is just a snippet to convey the presence of Navy in Dow St:
"The Sandridge Corps of the Naval Brigade paraded on Friday at the drill room in Dow Street for official inspection. A hundred members were present … and the men went to quarters. The guns were all cast loose and run out, guns on both sides manned; broadside and independent firing was practised. The Officer in Command was Capt Steele assisted by Capt Johnson and Lieuts Swallow and Smith."
9 April 2013

A letter to The Age (14 01 1933) recalls some of the early settlers, including
"Captain Harry Hall (who) signalled his retirement from the sea by conducting the dual businesses of a sand contractor and a publican. He kept the Army and Navy Hotel in Dow-street, opposite the old drill hall."


275 Princes St, Port Melbourne

November 2018

All moved in and creepers growing up the Farrell St wall.



July 2018



The timber is spotted gum.

October 2017

Part demolition of the rear of 275 Princes St is underway. The front rooms of the house will be retained.


October 2017
Look at those bricks - October 2017

Planning matters

The City of Port Phillip approved application 112/2016 for 'part demolition; alterations and additions including a two-storey addition to rear of the existing dwelling and the construction of a new front fence' on 8 June 2017. 

The decision was appealed to VCAT which approved the application on 26 September 2017.

25 September 2016

Looking sad. Weeds in the clever garden beds on top of the wall admired a year or so ago.
Apparently terminal decline while planning matters are being resolved.


October 2013

The house was sold on 5 October 2013 for $760,000. (source Buxton)

Two disappearing features of houses - the Hills Hoist and the sleepout.

photo credit Buxton






Tuesday, November 13, 2018

58 Station St, Port Melbourne

10 November 2018

The property changed hands again for $860,000.


20 June 2017

The house at 58 Station St was sold by Cayzer for $964,000. It is reported that a jogger going past bought it on a whim and paid $194,000 over the reserve. 

Opposite Port Melbourne's Railway Reserves, minutes from Graham station and just a few more to the beach and Bay St, its advantages are easy to see.





Mrs Timms watches the world go by 1987
Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society collection 

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 six level mixed use development designed by Jackson Clements Burrows. (source: Urban Melbourne)

Visit the iurada website to see what the building will look like.

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)

March 2010

The property was sold for $1,177,000 (source onthehouse.com.au)

c2000

The premises were used for cassette copy and video duplication

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

19 October 2018

H & R Motor Body Repairs have moved to Braybrook after fifty years in this location. The site deteriorates.



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.'