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.

07 April 2020

538 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne

The Standard 

April 2020

The lights are on in the northern most part of the development.

from Williamstown Rd April 2020
October 2019

The townhouses are going up following the near completion of the apartments facing Williamstown Rd.

from south western corner Ross and Raglan Sts, October 2019
July 2018

Demolition has finished. The site is clear.

Note the proximity to North Port Oval with the Norm Goss stand clearly in view.

 from corner Ross x Raglan, July 2018
May 2018

Deconstruction of the buildings continues behind these hoardings.

from Raglan St looking east towards Ross St, May 2018

Cleared site from cnr Ross & Raglan Sts

March 2018

Demolition of the buildings on site has begun.

December 2017

Approval was sought for an amendment to the permit to allow for a five level building with 15 apartments (9 x two bedroom and 6 x 1 bedroom) and 17 x three storey three bedroom townhouses.

June 2017

Marketing has begun for The Standard "Townhomes and Boutique apartments". Front row seats for the Football at North Port Oval - surprisingly not mentioned in the many locational advantages in the promotional material.

June 2017

The Standard will be made up of 17 three bedroom townhouses, and 15 one and two bedroom apartments.

Developer: The Cubo Group

Architects: JAM Architects

July 2015

The site of ATA Distributors (Abrahsives, Tapes, Adhesives Packaging Systems) was sold by Mulcahy & Co in July 2015.

June 2015

Planning application 667/2015 was approved by the City of Port Phillip for a four storey building with 11 apartments and 17 townhouses.

Sales history

The site was sold for  $7,400,000 in January 2016 and $600,000 in July 1991. (source: realestate.com)


While the focus of this photograph is on the premises of J Kitchen and Son, the site of 538 Williamstown Rd is clearly shown.

Charles Daniel Pratt February 1939 State Library of Victoria

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