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.

16 December 2022

245 - 251 Normanby Rd, South Melbourne

December 2022


A Build To Rent development of 40 storeys by CHT Architects to be known as Avion. This is the site to the north of R Iconic which is currently being prepared for development

Blue Earth Group and Hamilton Marino will deliver the project for the developer, Local, which will comprise 324 apartments, including 21 affordable housing units, over 40 levels when complete. (source: Architecture & Design)

The fully electric, carbon-neutral building will offer one, two and three bedroom apartments and will provide more than 1400sq m of communal space.

Matt Berg and Dan McLennan are co-CEOs of Local.

The platform is focused on providing a better and fairer alternative to the current rental market by providing diversified housing at an attainable price in an inclusive community for residents.

Blue Earth bought the site in 2015. 

Builder: Hamilton Marino

Architect: CHT Architects 

2022 in review

 Median price for a house was 1,645,000 down -5.1% over 12 months

Median price for a unit was 

(source: realestate.com)

R Iconic



Clare Cousins

Plico design Morris St 

Final approval 1 - 7 Waterfront Place

Final approval 103 Beach St 


Tea House

04 December 2022

10 Cumberland Rd, Port Melbourne

 December 2022

The home of former Mayor and Councillor of the City of Port Melbourne, Perce White, is for sale by Whitefox. The house had been renovated according to designs by architect Brad Hooper who used to live in Port Melbourne.

Perce White died on 1 June. 

10 Cumberland Ave, December 2022

10 Cumberland Ave for sale by Whitefox, December 2022