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, February 9, 2016

26 Stokes St, Port Melbourne

Planning application 1225/2015 was lodged with the City of Port Phillip on 16 11 2015 for the demolition of the dwelling to construct a new four storey dwelling with basement car park and roof deck.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

850 - 868 Lorimer St, Fishermans Bend

6 February, 2016

The Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, is the responsible authority for this site. The site is in the Lorimer Precinct of Fishermans Bend and falls within the City of Melbourne. The City of Melbourne's comments are invited to inform the Minister's decision.

This drastically brief summary of points of interest is taken from the report to the City of Melbourne's Future Melbourne Committee of 2 February 2016
source: Report to Future Melbourne Committee 2 02 2016
Project summary
  • The site has a total area of approximately 1.01 ha with a 157.49m frontage to Lorimer Street and 184.09m frontage to Ingles Street.
  • Three towers measuring 28 storeys (96.75m approx.), 42 storeys (138.75m approx.) and 44 storeys (144.75m approx.) 
  • Total 936 car parking spaces proposed on the basement and podium levels  
  • Total 631 bicycle spaces 
  • 1134 apartments: One bedroom dwellings/apartments: 459, two bedroom dwellings/apartments: 616, three or more bedroom dwellings/apartments: 59
The report recommended that
  • to enable larger canopy trees to grow on Lorimer St, power lines should be undergrounded
  • trees on Ingles St be retained and protected and that further trees be planted
  • the Ingles St frontage should be improved to include more active uses, rather than blank walls 
  • each tower be designed with a distinct architecture 
The report found that
  • visitor bicycle parking was under-provided
  • car parking rates could not rest on an assumption of the future provision of public transport
  • bike parking needed to be reviewed for ease of access to future users
The report and recommended conditions to address some of the concerns raised above will now be considered by the Minister.

The proposal failed to excite Cr Leppert who described it as 'dull', 'monotonous and bland'.

The site is owned by Goodman.

Source: City of Melbourne - Future Melbourne Committee 2 February 2016

For images, go to Urban Melbourne 

Friday, February 5, 2016

46 Lyons St, Port Melbourne

30 May 2016
A new house on the site of the former garage/workshop. 


13 September 2013
Next door to this house, just to the right, was a garage. Before the house was offered for sale, the former owner's family held a garage sale. Her father had worked on the Railways, his daughter told me. His meticulous collection of tools was laid in front of our hungry garage sale eyes. I bought a few terracotta pots that I've planted up. 
I like taking a bit of Port with me from one place to another.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

262 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne


Hard to believe it's the same house.


The side wall revealed briefly, and now gone.

Permit 884/2013 was issued by the City of Port Phillip on 24 June 2014. 

31 01 2015

in between - April 2015

2013 - a bicycle appears in this transition phase

image: house.ksou.cn

sold on 29 April 2013

The house was sold by Frank Gordon. At the time of sale, the adjacent property was a vacant block.

Graham St, Port Melbourne

3 October 2015