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.

23 February 2019

51-59 Thistlethwaite St, South Melbourne

March 2020

Construction continues on this project. Spec is now Samma Property Group. Read their story here.

March 2019

The site has been cleared, and construction of Lilix has commenced.

looking towards Thistlethwaite St from the City Road end

Lilix 'will become part of the fabric of South Melbourne, perfectly positioned in the emerging Montague precinct where the area's eclectic industrial past is giving way to new parks, schools and contemporary living'. (source: Lilix)

Lilix is a project of Spec Property.

from commencing soon to building commenced - March 2019
August 2018

The site at 51-59 Thistlethwaite St has been cleared in readiness for construction.
  • Floor count: 8
  • Dwellings: 148
  • Developer: SPEC property

formerly Tyres Plus, also fronting City Road



permit approved site for sale 2016

9 December 2015

51-59 Thistlethwaite St and 486 City Rd, South Melbourne

This application, first lodged with Council on 19 January 2015 was to
  • construct a mixed use, 4, 7, 13 and 16 level building containing retail and commercial tenancies,
  • 258 (126 x 1BR, 109 x 2BR inc. 6 SoHo, and 23 x 3BR) dwellings, community spaces including a toy library, and car and bicycle parking, 
City of Port Phillip planning report 9 December 2015


The site was sold for $572,000. (source Domain)

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