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.

28 February 2011

What is proposed for the former Faram's hardware?

Following the screening of The Last of the Independents by film maker Kevin Anderson, several people asked what will take its place.
Here is a summary of the proposal taken from VCAT's description [VCAT ref no P1927/2008]:

The proposal is to demolish the rear of an existing shop retaining the front facade, verandah and parapet wall. A new three storey building is proposed behind the retained portion of the existing building comprising the following:
  • basement level containing 13 carspaces at ground floor, four retail tenancies with a total floor area of 474 sq m
  • first floor containing four two bedrooms apartments and two one bedroom apartments. Each dwelling is provided with a balcony facing the street or rear boundary.

11 February 2011

Flooding in Lalor St, Port Melbourne

It is a week since we experienced the massive downpour of 4 February which led to flooding in various parts of Port Melbourne.

One of the areas affected was Lalor St, Port Melbourne - that small segment of street that runs parallel to Bay St between Bridge and Liardet St.

Lalor St is covered by a Special Building Overlay. 

As several place and street names in Port Melbourne suggest, water has been a presence in our area from the earliest days: Pool St, Spring St, Lagoon Reserve.