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.

13 March 2016

151 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne

October 2016

Stone wall added.

Almost complete - but not quite

151 Esplanade West, 28 October 2015

The site cleared.

18 11 2013
The Planning Permit phase


Planning Permit 1048/2012 for construction of a two-storey dwelling with basement and roof terrace. (Permit issued: 30 05 2013)

In this transition period, waiting for the permit, bicycles appear.

151 Esplanade West, 17 May 2012

Changing Hands

151 Esplanade West, November 2011

This house belonged to a Maltese man who arrived in Melbourne on the Flaminia in 1960. He worked as an engineer at Swallows.
He was taciturn, not very friendly - a heavy smoker. He had a very prized car. Even when he became very ill, he was reluctant to part with it. He was supported in his final years by his neighbour Peter Syriakis. 
The house was considerably modified, but the original house was still there, behind all the changes. The property was sold by Frank Gordon for $850,000 on 17 December 2011 noting that there was no heritage overlay.