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.

27 January 2023

23 January 2023

194 - 206 Lorimer St, Docklands

January 2023

The state government has approved a 31 level Build To Rent tower on this site. Designed by Fender Katsalidis, and referencing the bridge of a ship, it will contain 402 units. Six percent of the dwellings will be allocated for affordable housing. (source: realestatesource.com.au)

November 2021

Development Victoria has sold this major site at the north east corner of Lorimer Street and Bolte Bridge to Samma Property Group and Brightlight.

The 4509 square metre parcel was offered with a development scheme for a 90 metre – or circa 30 storey – building.

The buyers are intending a $200 million Build to Rent project with c300 dwellings 

The price is speculated to be under $20m. (source: realestatesource.com.au)

Dorcas St, South Melbourne

January 2023

The home of Shirley Shackleton, widow of Greg Shackleton, one of the Balibo Five, was sold by Jellis Craig in May 2022.

The front verandah was always full of flowers, especially red geraniums. Shirley was very regularly at the South Melbourne Market where she became friends with many stallholders. 

She was a very small woman who always wore hats which she decorated herself. Described as a polymath at her funeral on January 23rd, she was tireless and fearless in her advocacy for the East Timorese people and for justice for the Balibo Five.

In 2019, at the age of 87, she waited for then Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the steps of the Hotel Dili to present a petition of 4,000 signatures asking the government to stop the prosecution of Bernard Collaery and Witness K. 

Shirley Shackleton died on 14 January 2023.  

09 January 2023

Bay St

 art deco railing

Daniel Robertson 50 ml bricks, popular at the moment.