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 

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