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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

199-201 Normanby Rd, Southbank

January 2021

The Normanby (199 - 201 Normanby Rd) to the left, Oakwood to the right.

view towards Port Melbourne down Normanby Rd 

May 2020

Normanby

The development is under construction. It is immediately opposite Oakwood, at 202 - 204 Normanby Rd, also under construction.

The planning permit for this site was granted in September 2014.

Gravity Tower on Montague St to the right.

The site is separated from the Southbank Tram Depot by Woodgate St.

July 2019

Capital Alliance has appointed Crema Group as the builder on its $200 million mixed-use project, Normanby.

The 40-storey tower will include a 200-room hotel by Marriott, as well as 100 one, two and three bedroom apartments.

Construction will begin this month and is expected to be completed by early 2021.

July 2018

The permit for this site has been amended to include an AC Marriott Hotel. It will also include a reduced number of apartments - 111. (source: AFR, July 9 2018)

June 2018

199-201 Normanby Rd, formerly a scrap metal merchant, is becoming Normanby. Marketing has begun for Normanby Melbourne.

Note the Gravity Tower to the rear and right of the photograph and 'cash for scrap' indicating the site's former use as a scrap metal recycling facility.


June 2018

November 2017

Capital Alliance purchased the site from the scrap metal dealer for $13.5m in November 2017, $11 psm.

Permit 2013/009628 was issued by Planning Minister Matthew Guy on 1 September 2014.

Height     121m
Levels      40 levels
Architect DKO Architecture

November 2015

On the move again. The scrap metal merchant's premises are for sale.

November 2015

September 2014

Planning permit was issued by Planning Minister Matthew Guy on 1 September 2014.



253- 257 Normanby Rd, Fishermans Bend

formerly known as the Oxford University Press site, now marketed as R. Iconic

January 2021

Noting the status of this development at the start of 2021. The Oakwood development at 202 - 204 Normanby Rd (left) and the Normanby at 199 - 201 Normanby Rd (right) are clearly visible. The former Dunlop factory is in the foreground.

R Iconic viewed from Boundary St

September 2020

Work is underway on site.

R Iconic viewed from Boundary St

May 2020

R Iconic is 'coming soon'. Refer to R Corporation's website to see what the development will look like. 





May 2020 


March 2020

Work has resumed on site.




Exemplary tree protection on both Normanby Rd and Boundary St.






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







Tuesday, January 12, 2021

8 Turville Place, Port Melbourne

January 2021

The development features a custom curved Gridforge steel and curved brick fa├žade.

Showing the curved brick facade of 8 Turville Place

Architects: KUD Urban Design

June 2019

The site has been cleared in preparation for three 3 storey dwellings.

8 Turville Place - the site is cleared 

Planning history

Planning application 712/2017 was lodged on 18 August 2017, refused by the Council on 26 February 2018, and finally approved on appeal to VCAT on 14 March 2018.

1 April 2017

The property was sold on 1 April 2017 for $1,790,000.


photo: Cayzer
Sales history

April 2017: $1,790,000
2001: $471,000
1988: $175,000
1983: $82,500

source: realestate.com.au