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, August 30, 2021

226 Bay St, Port Melbourne

March 2020

Many people gathered on 4 May to follow the sale of this significant property on the corner of Bay & Liardet Sts. The property was sold for $3,705,000.

Gathering for the auction of 226 Bay St, Port Melbourne

Historical note:

On 21 November 1885, a contract was let for 2,200 pounds for the erection of offices and other buildings for the Second Port Melbourne Building Society. The successful tenderer for the work was Mr Dubbledan, a local contractor. 

Read more about the Dubbledan family in this very interesting article from the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society.

F.T. Derham, MLA, was the President of the Second Port Melbourne Building Society at their Annual General Meeting on 13 November 1888.








Sunday, August 29, 2021

Ferrars & York, South Melbourne

August 2021

Ferrars & York is a development of 22 carbon neutral apartments designed by Six Degrees Architects, enabled by HIP V HYPE. It is located on the western side of the 96 light rail corridor between City Rd and York St. 

The builders are Ironside

Ferrars & York, August 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

409 Graham St, Port Melbourne

August 2021

A planning permit is sought to re-develop this property. Since there is no heritage overlay, no permit is required to demolish it.  

409 Graham St, August 2021

The house was sold on 12 December 2015 for $1,290,000.