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.

06 June 2017

279 Graham St, Port Melbourne

May 2019

October 2017

The site has been cleared and advertising has appeared for 'Prince & Graham'.

Storage tanks removed September 2017
August 2017

The buildings on site were demolished in August.

Demolition of Sandridge Motors August 2017 photo Jack Bolt
11 June 2017

The cars have gone. 

Michael Goldberg owned and operated this garage from the 1980s when he took up the business to be closer to his father, Dr Goldberg, who practised from his surgery on the corner of Bridge and Princes St.

6 June 2017

The property was sold by Dixon Kestles in April. Sandridge Motors is moving out following the retirement of the owners.

The site is zoned General Residential within Design and Development Overlay 1.4 which permits up to 6 storeys.


The site was part of a neighbourhood shopping strip established c1890. Small businesses such as a newsagency, dressmaker, draper, grocer and a confectioner opened at that time with a greengrocer established at no279 who remained there until the early 1920s. 

By the late 1920s, it was a motor garage.

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