Evolving Port

Port Melbourne and Fishermans Bend continue to change. Houses are changed or demolished and new forms of housing take their place. Port Houses records some of these changes.

Friday, September 22, 2017

253- 257 Normanby Rd, Montague

formerly known as the Oxford University Press site.

August 2019

The site is being cleared by Delta.

August 2019

December 2017

Development permit No. PA170223 was approved by the Minister for Planning - dated 5 December 2017.

VCAT Ref P1604/2017.


September 2017

The Oxford University Press site 



R Corporation's proposal for this site includes constructing two towers of 33 and 42 storeys including a five level podium containing ground floor level retail and townhouse dwellings, and apartments and a 147 room residential hotel above.

The Minister for Planning is the decision maker for this site, but the Council's advice is sought.

The Council resolved to advise the Minister that they did not support the application because, amongst other things

  • Tower 1 would overshadow Tower 2
  • The communal open space would be overshadowed
  • The buildings would overshadow nearby Fennell Reserve between 11.00am and 2pm on September 22 
  • Visual bulk
  • Poor thermal performance 
The proposal is headed to VCAT since a decision was not made within the required time frame. There will be a Directions Hearing on 05 or 22 October (tbc) and a hearing commencing 28 November 2017 for four days. 

To get a sense of the Council's concerns, view the renderings

The full Council report 19 September 2017

8 June 2016

R Corporation bought the Oxford University Press site for more than $30 million.


The site







Friday, September 1, 2017

143 Ross St, Port Melbourne

2016



October 2013

Planning application 565/2013 for a single dwelling was approved by the City of Port Phillip on 23 October 2013. Note - there is no heritage overlay for the section of Ross St south of Bridge St.

September 2012

The double fronted house at 143 Ross Street was sold at auction by Biggin & Scott for $1,065,000.

source: realestate.com.au