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.

02 January 2020

71 Rouse St, Port Melbourne


January 2017

MINT by Wood Marsh Architecture, January 2017

To see MINT as the architects intended, visit Wood Marsh Architecture.

This project consists of 16 apartments spread across four floors. Interest is added to the facade with green-tinted glass and a custom mould for the precast panels.  The light effects from the glass facade were created using EDGE Architectural Glazing. There is no underground basement. Car stackers are used for car parking.

To see the marketing campaign for MINT apartments visit Sense Creative Agency.


The brick warehouse on site is being demolished while Rothelowman's development takes shape next door.

71 Rouse St, 25 March 2015

After Kosdown Printing moved to Rocklea Drive, the warehouse was used for a time by The Block.

cnr Rouse St & Esplanade East, Port Melbourne, 2 December 2013

Planning application No 695/2013, lodged on 31 July 2013

Site history

The Poolman Bros sugar refinery which operated on this site from 1886 was purchased by the Colonial Sugar Refinery in 1907.