An early action of the new Andrews Government in relation to the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal project was to release the many background reports commissioned to inform planning for the area.
PMHPS was aware that these reports had been commissioned, but they were not available to the public. They are now all available on the Metropolitan Planning Authority website.
Amongst the background reports is…
Fire at 1 - 7 Waterfront Place
The damage done - Waterfront Place
In the early hours of September 14th 2014, fire broke out in the buildings at 1-7 Waterfront Place. Fire crews arrived on site at 1.42 am. 70 firefighters attended the fire. The area formerly occupied by the Platypus Junction childcare centre was worst affected.
The cause of the fire…
It all began with a mistake. Dr Robyn Clinch, member and guest speaker at the July meeting, was surprised to learn that her interesting house in Port was not mapped as significant whereas her neighbour’s 1980s house was. She later discovered that it was an error in the original mapping software, since corrected.
26 McCormack Street
This puzzling circumstance as well as…
Port Phillip Planning Scheme Amendment C103: Implementing the Bay St Structure Plan
The Society will present at the Planning Panel considering submissions on this amendment on Friday 2 May.
Two key directions in the amendment strongly supported by the Society are to
Replace the existing precinct-based Heritage Overlay (HO1) applying to land south of 105 Bay Street in Bay, Beach, Dow…
This week a Planning Panel has been meeting in Port Melbourne to hear submissions on the planning future of 1 - 7 Waterfront Place.
The relationship between the proposed development of that site and the Port Melbourne Railway Station is one of the matters being considered.
The building is on the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) which lists places of significance to the…
PMHPS is a member of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. The RHSV has a great collection, supports local history societies such as ours, and sponsors the local history awards - which PMHPS has won from time to time.
The RHSV has occupied the Art Deco former Army Drill Hall in A'Beckett St for 14 years. They only have a lease…
This is not the place to tell the tale of Farams because it has been done with so much care by Kevin Anderson in his film The Last of the Independents. People often mention having seen it when you say you come from Port.
'Farams' has become the word that seems to capture the feeling about the changes in Port over…