Evolving Port

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

Sunday, May 24, 2020

89 Raglan St, Port Melbourne

May 2020


May 2020 
March 2017

Re-incarnated in grey.



August  2016

The former corner shop at Heath x Raglan St was sold for $1,502m by Chisholm & Gamon.
While looking neat and tidy over the past year, it had been through a graffiti-ed patch which led to much exasperation from neighbours.

July 2016

In 2010



Thursday, May 21, 2020

253- 257 Normanby Rd, Fishermans Bend

formerly known as the Oxford University Press site.

May 2020

R Iconic is 'coming soon'. Refer to R Corporation's website to see what the development will look like. 





May 2020 


March 2020

Work has resumed on site.




Exemplary tree protection on both Normanby Rd and Boundary St.






August 2019

The site is being cleared by Delta.

August 2019

December 2017

Development permit No. PA170223 was approved by the Minister for Planning - dated 5 December 2017.

VCAT Ref P1604/2017.


September 2017

The Oxford University Press site 



R Corporation's proposal for this site includes constructing two towers of 33 and 42 storeys including a five level podium containing ground floor level retail and townhouse dwellings, and apartments and a 147 room residential hotel above.

The Minister for Planning is the decision maker for this site, but the Council's advice is sought.

The Council resolved to advise the Minister that they did not support the application because, amongst other things

  • Tower 1 would overshadow Tower 2
  • The communal open space would be overshadowed
  • The buildings would overshadow nearby Fennell Reserve between 11.00am and 2pm on September 22 
  • Visual bulk
  • Poor thermal performance 
The proposal is headed to VCAT since a decision was not made within the required time frame. There will be a Directions Hearing on 05 or 22 October (tbc) and a hearing commencing 28 November 2017 for four days. 

To get a sense of the Council's concerns, view the renderings

The full Council report 19 September 2017

8 June 2016

R Corporation bought the Oxford University Press site for more than $30 million.


The site







Wednesday, May 13, 2020

2-28 Montague St, 80 Munro St, South Melbourne

April 2020

The Mazda branding has been removed.


2-28 Montague St from cnr Munro and Montague Sts s/e cnr 21 April 2020

The Standing Advisory Committee will conduct a hearing on this application. It will run for 5 days.

The revised application is for three towers of 34, 28 and 26 levels.

26 February 2020

The City of Port Phillip considered the amended application at a meeting on 26 February. Their concerns related to:
  • alignment with the Fishermans Bend Framework
  • the lack of detail on future stages
Reference: http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/February-2020-meetingagendas.htm

2017

Applicant: Gurner
Application originally lodged: October 2017 for 3 towers - 1 x 37 storey, 2 x 40 storey comprising 692 dwellings and 916 car parking spaces.


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

9 Johnston St and 57 Rouse St, Port Melbourne

ALUMUNA

March 2020

The final touch - installation of Bundjil.

on Johnson St


Sculptor Brendan Hackett
Design concept Ngarra Murray

January 2020

Finishing touches being applied to the upper level of Alumuna.

Johnson St
The development was completed by Schiavello Construction.

July 2018

Bayside Construct, builders of this development, have gone into administration with 49 people made redundant. (source AFR 10 July 2018)

April 2016

Marketing begins for the Alumuna development by Wood Marsh architecture. Wood Marsh's Beacon project is in the same block.



Developer Peter Maher, Strange Fellow Investments


September 2015

An application was lodged with the City of Port Phillip on the 9 September 2015 for development of a six storey building containing 28 apartments.

The site had been used for carparking for many years.

9 Johnston St, Port Melbourne






Tuesday, May 5, 2020

199-201 Normanby Rd, Southbank

May 2020

The development is under construction. It is immediately opposite Oakwood, 202 - 204 Normanby Rd, also under construction.

Worth a reminder that the planning permit for this site was granted in September 2014.

from Normanby Rd, looking south. The Gravity Tower on Montague St to the right.
The site is separated from the Southbank Tram Depot by Woodgate St.

July 2019

Capital Alliance has appointed Crema Group as the builder on its $200 million mixed-use project, Normanby.

The 40-storey tower will include a 200-room hotel by Marriott, as well as 100 one, two and three bedroom apartments.

Construction will begin this month and is expected to be completed by early 2021.

July 2018

The permit for this site has been amended to include an AC Marriott Hotel. It will also include a reduced number of apartments - 111. (source: AFR, July 9 2018)

June 2018

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


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, May 4, 2020

10/339 Williamstown Rd, Port Melbourne

May 2020

The buildings on site are being demolished.


10/339 Williamstown Rd, May 2020
Site clearance is by Green Demolition & Earthworks.

Planning permit 1060/2016/A was granted on 18 February 2020

April 2020

The project formerly known as The Fields is now advertised as The Evelyn by BSPK. The project has 23 dwellings, including 2 four bedroom penthouses.

Architects: Schmidt and Pang Architects

339 Williamstown Rd April 2020



Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Princes St, Port Melbourne

April 2020

Brick and Gable House by Breathe Architecture. The house was completed in 2018.

April 2020