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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

15-85 Gladstone St, Montague

June 2022

Greystar has appointed ICON to build this $500m project.

The build-to-rent project will include 700 apartments across three towers plus 850sq m of retail space.

The architects are Scott Carver.  

View the project page for 15 - 85 Gladstone St.

Site preparation is underway by Delta.

site preparation at 15 - 85 Gladstone St, June 2022

March 2021

Greystar acquired the property from Chip Eng Seng subsidiary CEL Australia for $65 million. 

May 2020

CEL Australia has suspended marketing for Fifteen85 until 2021 in response to weakened property market conditions attendant on the corona virus pandemic. (source: Financial Review 28 May 2020)
 
23 June 2018

Launch party for Tower 1, Fifteen85. A heavy emphasis on dogs - canine wellbeing, dog minding, dog grooming.

For people, there were crepes, hot dogs and fair trade coffee.

The burger people had reportedly crashed into the Montague Bridge.


Launch party for Fifteeen85, (Gladstone St), June 2018

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


Kerr St frontage of the development site 15 - 85 Gladstone St, 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, the 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 frontage, June 2013

corner Kerr x Buckhurst Sts, Montague
 corner Kerr x Buckhurst Sts, Montague 2013


1 June 2013

Kerr St frontage of development site 15 - 85 Gladstone St, 06/2013

November 1989

The site was sold by private treaty for $453.499k. (source: Domain property report)

385 Princes St, Port Melbourne

June 2022

Front facade retained, demolition of the rear.

Demolition of the rear, 385 Princes St, June 2022

March 2022

Progressio has put its mark on 385 Princes St, Port Melbourne.

385 Princes St, March 2022

March 2021

385 Princes St was sold by Biggin & Scott for $1,180,000 in March 2021.

385 Princes St, February 2021


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

6 Turville Place, Port Melbourne

 June 2022


Planning notice for the construction of two three-storey dwellings on one lot with roof terraces. (ref PDPL/00096/2022)

Planning application is advertised, 6 Turville Place, June 2022

Sales history

The property was sold for $471k by private treaty in July 2001.

In 1983, it sold by private treaty for $82.5k (source: Domain)

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

146 Dow St, Port Melbourne

27 February 2021

The new dwelling is complete. 

146 Dow St, Port Melbourne February 2021

146 Dow St, from the lane - February 2021

Designed by Dana Meadows Architect for Peter Wright Architects
Built by SECON Constructions
Grampians Blue Krause bricks

19 February 2020

The front portion of the house was demolished by hand today.

146 Dow St, 19 February 2020

18 February 2020

Demolition of the rear of the house is underway. It looks as thought the front is being retained though it is in very poor condition, has been much altered and retains some quaint features.

However, the planning permit says "Demolition of the dwelling and partial demolition of the garage, alterations and additions including the construction of a two storey dwelling and alterations to the existing garage at the rear of the site. (Permit 308/2018/A)

February 2020
October 2016

The house sold for $2,385,000 on 15 October.

'The generosity of land together with the lifestyle location create an unrivalled opportunity', according to the agents.


The house last sold for $38k by private treaty in 1976. (source Domain)

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

25 Evans St, Port Melbourne

May 2022

The property sold on 28 May 2022.

May 2022

The house, or rather the land, at 25 Evans St is for sale by Biggin & Scott. The site is advertised as 'a blank canvas', unrestricted by a heritage overlay.



58 Cruikshank St, Port Melbourne

May 2022

The planning notice advises the demolition of the existing dwelling, the construction of a two storey dwelling, a two storey garage/studio, basement and roof terrace.

58 Cruikshank St, Port Melbourne   May 2022



Wednesday, May 4, 2022

139 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne

May 2022

Demolition of 139 Esplanade West - some lathe and plaster still to be seen.

Demolition, 139 Esplanade West, May 2022

February 2020

The house at 139 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne was sold before auction. The site has an approved planning application for a three level townhouse by John Matyas architects.

February 2020
Sales history

139 Esplanade West was sold for 
  • $1,750,000 in February 2020
  • $902,000 in 2013
  • $521,000 in 2004 (source: realestate.com.au)