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.

30 April 2016

266 - 268 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne




The planning permit phase

A planning permit was issued by the City of Port Phillip for the demolition of two dwellings and the construction of a new two storey dwelling. (reference Application Number 598/2011) - a bit puzzling since there is clearly a second dwelling on the site.


Changing hands

I barely remember this house, sold in 2010, for $1,500,000
image: Chisholm & Gamon

23 April 2016

126 Heath St, Port Melbourne



Changing hands

image: Cayzer Real Estate 
image: Cayzer Real Estate 
The house at 126 Heath St was sold by private treaty for $710,000 on 29 August 2008.
(source: www.domain.com.au)

17 Nott St, Port Melbourne

December 2017

At the meeting of 12 December, the Council will decide on the application for a four storey building on this site.

January 2017
Demolition is underway of the former home of Kevin Palmer.

The works proposed are
  • demolition of the existing dwelling (permit not required
  • construction of a four storey building comprising car parking, office space and residential dwelling (application 904/2016 lodged 10 10 2016, approval given 17 01 2017)

April 2016
The former home of Kevin Palmer sold on 9 April 2016 for $1.38 million. The property was sold by Frank Callaghan of Frank Gordon. 
Kevin Palmer was a legend of Port Melbourne who lived all his life in this house. 
This is the last remaining house in the section of Nott Street between Beach and Rouse Streets.
His story came to be seen as a symbol of the great change in Port Melbourne - One house said it all.

74 Station St, Port Melbourne

2015 - complete

June 2012
Application 539/2012 was lodged with the City of Port Phillip on 27 June 2012. A permit for the demolition of this dwelling and the construction of a two storey dwelling and front fence was issued with a permit on the 26 October 2012.

May 2012

source: Cayzer
The house at 74 Station St was sold for $915,000 on 1 May 2012