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.

Monday, November 26, 2018

86 Evans St, Port Melbourne

November 2018

Planning application 510/2018 has been lodged with the City of Port Phillip for the demolition of the existing dwelling, outbuildings and fences and construction of a two storey dwelling with basement and boundary fences.

May 2018

This quaint former shop, formerly Demmler's Boot Shop, on the corner of Evans and Bridge St is for sale.



Saturday, November 17, 2018

275 Princes St, Port Melbourne

November 2018

All moved in and creepers growing up the Farrell St wall.



July 2018



The timber is spotted gum.

October 2017

Part demolition of the rear of 275 Princes St is underway. The front rooms of the house will be retained.


October 2017
Look at those bricks - October 2017

Planning matters

The City of Port Phillip approved application 112/2016 for 'part demolition; alterations and additions including a two-storey addition to rear of the existing dwelling and the construction of a new front fence' on 8 June 2017. 

The decision was appealed to VCAT which approved the application on 26 September 2017.

25 September 2016

Looking sad. Weeds in the clever garden beds on top of the wall admired a year or so ago.
Apparently terminal decline while planning matters are being resolved.


October 2013

The house was sold on 5 October 2013 for $760,000. (source Buxton)

Two disappearing features of houses - the Hills Hoist and the sleepout.

photo credit Buxton






Tuesday, November 13, 2018

58 Station St, Port Melbourne

10 November 2018

The property changed hands again for $860,000.


20 June 2017

The house at 58 Station St was sold by Cayzer for $964,000. It is reported that a jogger going past bought it on a whim and paid $194,000 over the reserve. 

Opposite Port Melbourne's Railway Reserves, minutes from Graham station and just a few more to the beach and Bay St, its advantages are easy to see.





Mrs Timms watches the world go by 1987
Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society collection 
2009

Looking a tad neglected.

26 September 2009

Monday, October 1, 2018

144 - 148 Ferrars St, South Melbourne

March 2020

Just finishing touches now.

March 2020

15 December 2019

The building nears completion.


to the corner of Ferrars and Thistlethwaite St
1 October 2018

The buildings on the corner of Ferrars and Thistlethwaite St have been demolished to make way for a six level mixed use development designed by Jackson Clements Burrows. (source: Urban Melbourne)

Visit the iurada website to see what the building will look like.

Ferrars x Thistlethwaite October 2018

A permit for the development was issued by the City of Port Phillip on 28 March 2018. (reference 951/2017)

March 2010

The property was sold for $1,177,000 (source onthehouse.com.au)

c2000

The premises were used for cassette copy and video duplication

Follow the link to the State Library of Victoria website to see a Lyle Fowler photograph of this corner in 1964 when it was occupied by Holvex.

10 - 16 Boundary St, Montague, South Melbourne

1 October 2018

Buildings on site are being demolished and the site prepared for development.

18 October 2016

The City of Port Phillip issued a permit with conditions for a development of 30 dwellings in the form of three rows of four storey townhouses, with a basement car park.

The Council is the decision maker for developments of

The site is in a four storey mandatory height limit area as designated by Schedule 1 to the Capital City Zone (CCZ). 

156-162 Thistlethwaite St, Montague, Fishermans Bend

19 October 2018

H & R Motor Body Repairs have moved to Braybrook after fifty years in this location. The site deteriorates.



26 September 2018

The City of Port Phillip issued a permit, with conditions, for 12 townhouses of 4 levels at the planning meeting on 26 September 2018.

9 November 2015

'First time offered in 50 years.'




Friday, August 31, 2018

12 Spring St East, Port Melbourne

December 2019

under construction December 2019
In June 2019 new architects were appointed. They reverted to amended plan 830/2016. There will no longer be a basement. In August 2019 foundations were laid.

November 2018

The owner has decided not to proceed with the project and to sell the property instead.

31 August 2018

Memorial for 12 Spring Street east.

31 August 2018

After a protracted planning process the former home of Maisie Harrison was demolished over three days.

A magnificent camellia in full bloom went too.


April 2018

The applicant withdrew the appeal to VCAT on 11 April 2018.

September 2017

The applicant has appealed the Council's decision to VCAT.

August 2017

At its meeting of 2 August 2017, the City of Port Phillip approved a modified proposal for the construction of two double storey dwellings. 
The following specific conditions were included:

  •  Deletion of the second floor of dwelling one. 
  • The first floor windows on the eastern elevation to be obscured glass and fixed shut to a height of 1.7m above finished floor level. 
  • The finished floor level of the garage to be at least 1.962 AHD. 
  • The maximum height of the dwellings to be 7.88m above natural ground level.  
View the Council report of 2 August here.

21 April 2016

The house was sold for $1.96m by Frank Gordon estate agents. @FrankGordonCo notes the rarity of sites not covered by a heritage overlay. 

28 January 2016

As it is - full of quirky details.






7 November 2015

The Planning Permit Phase 

City of Port Phillip planning permit application 1036/2015 advises of the proposed demolition of this house and its replacement with two, two storey dwellings.

12 Spring Street East, 7 November 2015










Friday, June 29, 2018

112 Munro St, South Melbourne

June 2018

Feverish activity at this site has been hard to make sense of - not apartments. What could it be?

Now it becomes clear. It will be a new venue Half Acre - South Melbourne's first garden bar and eatery - set  to open in August 2018.

27 June 2016


The site was sold in June 2016 for $8,100,000 by private treaty.

December 1995

Sold for $805,000

April 1983

The site was sold for $160,000 (source: Domain.com.au)

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Princes St, Port Melbourne

3 June 2018

Different expectations - 2018 v 2000. Two storeys was pushing the envelope in 2000, now three storeys is the default.

A street with no heritage overlay.



248 Graham St, Port Melbourne

3 June 2018

Three dwellings replace a single house on this long block.

Not sure by about the reference to the former dwelling.


from Nott St

2016

Planning application 1141/2016 was lodged with the City of Port Phillip on 6 December 2016 for 3 double storey townhouses.

The house was demolished in 2017.


2015

248 Graham St was sold on 15 October 2015 for $1,110,000.

Background

This was the family home of Joyce and Angus Richards and their three children. The house was given to the couple by their father-in-law when they married.

163 Liardet St, Port Melbourne

June 2019


3 June 2018

The house is being deconstructed to make way for a three storey dwelling with a rear garage (CoPP planning application 807/2015)


13 March 2015

The former family home of Mac Hatfield, gentle woman, participant at the nearby Port Melbourne Neighbourhood House. 

She told me that she and her husband built this house in place of the older house on the site to meet the needs of their growing family.

17 November 2014
6 December 2014

The house was sold by Frank Gordon for $1,180,000

Saturday, April 28, 2018

22 Spring St, Port Melbourne

28 April 2020

The house at 22 Spring St is being demolished this week.



12 December 2019

The old house is still standing.

December 2019

26 February 2018

VCAT affirmed the City of Port Phillip's decision to refuse a permit for the demolition of the house at 22 Spring St and the construction of a new two storey house with a basement and roof terrace.

There was no argument about the demolition and replacement of the heritage building but the amenity impacts of the roof terraces and balconies of the proposed development were considered unacceptable.

The member noted that 'three storey built form is not characteristic of the area, and particularly not evident from nearby'.

VCAT REFERENCE NO. P841/2017
PERMIT APPLICATION NO. P0890/2015

September 2017

The VCAT hearing scheduled for October has been postponed to February 2018.

July 2017



Planning application 890/2015 (lodged in August 2015) for 22 Spring St East for the demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a two storey dwelling with basement level and rooftop terrace has been refused by the City of Port Phillip.

The grounds for refusal included 'the failure to provide a contextual response to the surrounding built form'.

The application has been appealed to VCAT and will be heard on 13 October.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

155 Dow St, Port Melbourne

March 2020

Biding its time. A quick make over including new landscaping.

29 March 2020
17 November 2018

The house was once again offered for auction by Hocking Stuart. It sold for $2,900,000.

March 2018

The house at 155 Dow St was passed in at auction. Its attributes are the large site and rear access.

It last changed hands in 1977. It was previously occupied by a Greek family.

In the garden is a peach tree and some canna lilies but the garden has been neglected for some time.

According to FN, a former owner had a furniture workshop in his garage.


155 Dow St, March 2018


According to realestate.com.au the site was last sold in 1977 for $46,500. 

Friday, March 30, 2018

New life at 143 Farrell St, Port Melbourne

October 2017


The former life of 143 Farrell St is briefly described here.

15-35 Thistlethwaite St, South Melbourne

February 2019

Construction has begun on this project. A fence surrounds the development site. The builder is Ironside


February 2019 - builder appointed


March 2018

The site of Rothelowman's project South. The project draws inspiration from South Melbourne's industrial past 'by using natural materials reminiscent of the local streetscape in the design'.



Marketing highlights convenience - the site's neighbourhood walkability index of 92 and proximity to South Melbourne Market, schools and Port Melbourne.

The City of Port Phillip renewed the permit on 28 March 2018 since it had expired. The rationale for the permit extension is given in the planning report.

May 2016

The site is sold by Colliers.


December 2015

A permit was issued on 14 December 2015 (277/2015) for an 8 level building of 69 apartments.

22 June 2013


June 2013
The site is occupied by MVB Motor Vehicle Brokers, used car dealer.

Monday, March 12, 2018

164 Ingles St, Sandridge Precinct, Fishermans Bend

November 2017


rear of townhouses at 164 Ingles St,  November 2017
April 2017


Canny project on Boundary St, Port Melbourne, April 2017

September 2016


under construction - a late afternoon inwinter 2016

crossovers on Woodruff St - September 2016

Ingles and Munro St corner approaches completion December 2016

20 November 2015

Canny Projects has begun construction on the $80m Stamoulis Property Group development in Port Melbourne.

The project, which will consist of 287 ... townhouses on the old soap manufacturer, Symex, site, is scheduled for completion in late 2017.

Canny was awarded the contract for the design and construction of triple storey three bedroom luxury townhouses, built in and around heritage-listed buildings on Woodruff and Ingles Streets, opposite the Port Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The first stage will consist of 13 townhouses on the corner of Ingles Street and Munro Street which is scheduled to be completed early 2016.

Source:


10 December 2013

In September 2013, a draft vision for the  Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area was released by then Planning Minister, Matthew Guy.

Shortly thereafter, the City of Port Phillip was asked by the Minister to provide advice on the application.

the plan for 164 Ingles Street

The Council considered the application on 10 December 2013. Here are a few references from the Council report:

  • (4.1) the application seeks ... to redevelop the site for dwellings in accordance with a masterplan ... as it would allow for in principle approval, with detailed designs to be submitted for approval prior to the commencement of each development stage.
  • (4.4) A new vehicular and pedestrian access known as the 'Boulevard' would link Boundary and Ingles Streets
  • (4.4) a north south road known as Woodruff Drive would run from Woodruff Street and link to the centre of the Boulevard ... with a width of 8m (building to building)
  • (9.7) the granting of a planning permit for a master plan, conditional on the later submission of detailed plans for each development stage ... is recognised as a legitimate means of allowing the development in principle of a large site, while providing the flexibility to respond to market conditions in the future given that the development could potentially take a number of years. 
  • (13.2) Recommendation, second dot point: A section 173 agreement requiring the owner to inform every prospective purchaser or tenant of a dwelling that industry and the City of Port Phillip Resource Recovery Centre are located proximate to the site 
The extent to which the Council's recommendations were accepted is unclear since the planning process then disappeared from public view.

The City of Port Phillip advised the Minister that it broadly supported the application for 164 Ingles Street  'to redevelop the site for approximately 250, three and four storey dwellings in accordance with a master plan'.

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City of Port Phillip report 10 December 2013 164 Ingles St, Port Melbourne