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, March 24, 2015

71 Evans St, Port Melbourne

23 March 2015
71 Evans St (cnr Farrell St) was sold on Saturday 21 March for $1,566,000 

23 03 2015

199 Albert St, Port Melbourne

24 March 2015

The property at 199 Albert St, Port Melbourne sold for $895,000.00 on 28 February 2015.

It was sold in December 1985 for $75,000. (source: Domain)

Friday, March 13, 2015

118 -124 Ross St, Port Melbourne

January 2018

August 2017

Taking it to another level.

Note the double storey house to the left. Three storey houses are the new two storey house in Port Melbourne.

16 June 2015

The planning phase

Planning application 163/2015 was lodged with the City of Port Phillip on the 5 March for the construction of two, three storey dwellings.

January 2015

The site is cleared.
118 - 124 Ross St, January 2015 

December 2014


118 - 124 Ross St, December 2014

Sold on 1 November 2014 for $1.18m by Chisholm & Gamon. The adjacent vacant block sold for $1.2m.

Domain Melbourne auction market records strong results despite Derby Day distractions

145 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne

14 January 2017

The replacement house has taken a long time to build, but Peter wants to get it just right. 

14 01 2018

13 March 2015

Peter Syrkiadis at the front gate, shortly before the demolition of his house to make way for a new one.
28 10 2014

Thursday, March 12, 2015

45 Swallow St, Port Melbourne

25 02 2015
Sold on 13 December 2014 for $1,237,500.

157 Clark St, Port Melbourne

The site is cleared. 

157 Clark St, Port Melbourne 

13 April 2012

The fate of a house not covered by a heritage overlay. No permit required for demolition.

157 Clark St, Port Melbourne 22 January 2011

181 - 185 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne

August 2021

The third level.

181 - 185 Esplanade West, August 2021

March 2021

Construction has begun on one of the three storey dwellings.

Construction underway at 181 - 185 Esplanade West
June 2017

Application 460/2017 was lodged for the construction of two three storey dwellings.

February 2016

Updated, restored and with a children's playground alongside.

February 2016
12 March 2015

After 100 years in the same family, this property prepares to change hands.

30 March 2015
Sold 30 03 2015
I had always been curious about the driveway associated with this house. It was so exceptionally unusual to have a driveway and a garage in this part of Port Melbourne. 

It turns out a house once occupied that site. 

In 1970, the Housing Commission inspected a double fronted single storey timber framed house and made a declaration under Section 56 of the Housing Act that the house was 'unfit for human habitation' and directed that the house be demolished. It sounds as if the house had fallen into disrepair when the owner, Robert Henry Webb died.

The house was sold in 1971 to a Roger Craig who failed to demolish the house as directed. The Housing Commission then let a tender for the demolition of the house which was carried out in 1971. 

Source: PROV VPRS 1824/P/0000-000166

45-47 Nott St, Port Melbourne

26 January 2016
Construction about to begin.

12 March 2015

The journey begins
City of Port Phillip Planning Application Reference No: 1099/2014 for a six storey development with a roof deck and basement car parking.

10 03 2015

147 Dow St, Port Melbourne

30 March 2015 
30 03 2015
9 December 2011
09 12 2011

147 Dow St sold for $951,000 on 25 10 2011