Framework for the Future of 1-7 Waterfront Place

March 2017 After several years of extreme neglect of the site, planning application 989/2016 has been made to the City of Port Phillip. The application proposes a single tower of 10 storeys wrapped around at the ground and lower levels with … [Read more...]

The London Hotel – Planning

7 March 2017 On Tuesday 7 March, demolition of the London Hotel began. By week's end, only the outer walls remained standing, creating the tantalising impression that the hotel had been saved after all. 8 September 2016 In a roller … [Read more...]

Rootes/ Chrysler site

January 2017 At its final meeting for 2016, the Port Phillip Council considered the recommendations of a Panel on Planning Amendment C117 (Fishermans Bend Heritage Controls) that covered this large site. The Panel recommended,  and Council … [Read more...]

Edith – 26 Stokes St

December 2016 The Society was notified on 15 December that the applicant has withdrawn the planning application for 26 Stokes St. That means the VCAT appeal will not proceed either. That is the end of this particular application. Any new … [Read more...]

The Block and Fishermans Bend

At a sneak preview of The Block apartments on 7 September, Port Phillip Mayor, Councillor Bernadene Voss, spoke of the Council's vision for Fishermans Bend. It was welcome to hear her comments on the importance of Port Melbourne's history and … [Read more...]

Positive News For Heritage Building in Ingles St

The fine 1925 administrative headquarters of J Kitchen & Sons in Ingles have been  deteriorating over many years -  boarded up and defaced with graffiti. A proposal for a primary school did not eventuate at this location. In good news … [Read more...]

‘Pushing the re-set button’ on Fishermans Bend

A changed approach from the government to planning for Fishermans Bend was evident at the well attended and respectfully conducted public forum held at North Port Oval on Monday 29 February. Over 300 people were present. It has been a long time … [Read more...]

Fishermans Bend Ministerial Advisory Committee Report

20 October 2015 The Fishermans Bend Ministerial Advisory Committee (FBAC) has produced its first report. FBAC Report Number 1 – October 2015 The FBAC were asked to review the process to date of the planning for the Fishermans Bend Urban … [Read more...]

Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area

Keeping informed on Fishermans Bend The City of Port Phillip has created a very helpful map based resource of the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area showing the precincts within the City of Port Phillip, height controls, and planning … [Read more...]

Rootes Update

The PMHPS joined with the National Trust (Victoria) and the Art Deco and Modernism Society to commission a more detailed study of the former Rootes car manufacturer in Salmon St. These three organisations are concerned that there is no heritage … [Read more...]