Port Melbourne's beacons, also known as the leading lights, define the centre line of the Port Melbourne Channel. The light was visible for 14 nautical miles. Until superseded by more recent technology, the beacons guided vessels safely to the piers.
In 1923 once the new Railway Pier, later Princes Pier, was fully operational, the Melbourne Harbor Trust wrote to…
The site was purchased by Sydney-based developer Ilya Melnikoff in July 2021 for $16.65 million. This will be only their second project in Melbourne - the first being in Albert St, East Melbourne.
The 1400 sq m site was acquired from Melbourne developer V-Leader, which paid $11.2 million for it in 2017.
The development will be re-branded as Pier…
VCAT arranged a compulsory meeting on Friday, 5th November between the developer, the City of Port Phillip, and other parties. Such meetings are scheduled with the intention of reaching a resolution.
Unfortunately, there was no resolution. This means it will proceed to a Hearing from 23-25th March 2022, if an agreement has not been reached earlier.
18 July 2019
The Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal refused the developer of 1-7 Waterfont Place's leave to appeal the Court’s earlier decision to uphold the Minister for Planning’s ‘call in’ of the planning application. The interpretation of 'seven days' was contested by the applicant.
In July 2018, the Minister for Planning ‘called in’ the application for a ten-storey mixed…
VCAT was due to hear Waterfront's appeal of Port Phillip Council's refusal of their application on 30 July. On 23 July, the Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne called in the application.
Waterfront appealed the Minister's decision to the Supreme Court which ruled in favour of the Minister on 22 October.
On 21 September, VCAT agreed to review the…
10 August 2018
Today the Andrews government announced the appointment of a Fishermans Bend Development Board to guide the implementation of the Fishermans Bend Framework. The Board will work closely with the Port Phillip Council and surrounding communities.
Members of the Board are Meredith Sussex AM (chair), Gary Liddle, Cheryl Batagol, Martin Myer AO, Susan Oliver and Janet Bolitho.
The Fishermans Bend…
The Fishermans Bend draft Framework was released on Saturday 21st October by the Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne and local member Martin Foley.
A programme of consultation and events associated with the release will be announced soon.
Further comment will be provided when the Society has had the opportunity to review the document thoroughly.
Submissions are due by 5pm on Friday 15 December.
The planning permit was refused by the City of Port Phillip and appealed to VCAT.
29 June 2017
A planning application has been lodged for the fire damaged property at 81 Bridge St. Permit application 164/2017 is for 6 three storey dwellings with roof top decks.
Here is a picture of the house when it was still intact. PMHPS member David Thompson…
Planning for 1 - 7 Waterfront Place
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 townhouses. A north-south pathway connects Beach Street to Waterfront Place. Setbacks to the heritage…
former Rootes Factory
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 agreed, that
"The heritage listing of the Rootes/Chrylser factory complex should be refined to buildings of primary and secondary significance in the block bounded…