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 September 2022

92 Bridge St, Port Melbourne

 September 2022

The former tailor shop will go to auction on 8 October. 

92 Bridge St, Port Melbourne, September 2022




17 September 2022

Exchange Hotel, 39 Bay St, Port Melbourne

 September 2022

The Exchange Hotel was sold by Burgess Rawson on 15 September. 

The venue is leased to 2031 to the Australian Venue Company. 

The Exchange Hotel in Bay St, Port Melbourne  August 2022



12 September 2022

237 York St, South Melbourne

 September 2022

The impeccable restoration and additions to 237 York St (cnr Morris St)  by Plico Design Studio.

237 York St (cnr Morris St), South Melbourne  September 2022

April 2021

This modest house on the corner of York and Morris St is being renovated by Plico Design Studio which has a commitment to the adaptive re-use of heritage buildings. 

237 York St, South Melbourne April 2021

A glimpse of the rear of 237 York St, South Melbourne

03 September 2022

81 Bridge St, Port Melbourne

September 2022

The project is complete.

completion of 81 Bridge St, September 2022

April 2022

An aluminum screen has been installed along the Esplanade West/Dow St frontage. The project approaches completion.

81 Bridge St, Port Melbourne, April 2022

December 2021

81 Bridge St, Port Melbourne, December 2021

August 2020

Lockdown

The site has been secured. The basement has been excavated and retaining walls constructed.



81 Bridge St, the site secured, August 2020

81 Bridge St, carpark basement with retaining walls

April 2020

Work has begun on site.

Esplanade West towards Bridge St 21 04 2020
August 2019

The site is cleared by Green Demolitions and Earthworks.


81 Bridge St, August 2019

April 2019

Six three level dwellings are for sale by Cayzer - each with an indicative sale price of  $2,100,000.


81 Bridge St, Port Melbourne April 2019

March 2018

The site is secured. 


March 2018
September 2017

The planning application was refused by the City of Port Phillip and appealed to VCAT.

June 2017

Planning application 164/2017 is being advertised for six three storey townhouses with rooftop terraces.

November 2016

The site is still for sale.

July 2016

The property is for sale again by Greg Hocking, Holdsworth. Now just a development site: 'the site, the sounds, the scope'. The property 'damaged and dilapidated.'


cnr Bridge x Esplanade West 07 2016



September 2015

81 Bridge St sold for $3,700.000. Agents Hocking Stuart described the property as offering 'an increasingly rare "blank canvas" opportunity to renovate/build a district showpiece (STCA), or explore the enormous multi-townhouse development potential (STCA).'

From spectacular to dilapidated

Following a fire in 2014, this unusual house has collapsed into a sorry crumble of bricks and roof.
This corner block has become pure potential. The lush green billboard promises a good yield.



June 2015
Shortly after the fire in November 2014

24 11 2014
Here is the house looking proud on a beautiful day in March 2009.

Addressing the corner
Image David Thompson 

David Thompson explains how this unusual house - for Port - came to be built.