Now and Then 2021- Beacon Cove Towers

Shrouded in Controversy Apartment Towers at Beacon Cove (2021). Photo: David Thompson, PMHPS Collection. This peaceful waterfront has been a centre of controversy many times since it was first occupied by Europeans in 1836. Surveyor Darke’s … [Read more...]

1-7 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne (3)

October 2018 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 … [Read more...]

1-7 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne (2)

Planning for 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 … [Read more...]

Beacon Cove 1997

These photos were not taken with history in mind but with my 2016 eyes I see: * an area I have walked through almost every week since 1992; * what the 2nd stage of Beacon Cove looked like between the end of the site clean up and just after the start … [Read more...]

Beacon Cove Foodstore

Simon Johanson reports in the Age (1 April 2015) that 'Melbourne-based boutique developer Key Infrastructure Australia, which purchased the Beacon Cove food store in December last year, is well under way with plans to demolish the shop and replace … [Read more...]

Station Pier Welcomes Liners

Imagine an MCG Grand Final crowd thronging around Station Pier. That is what occurred 6 April 1938 when one of the Golden Age of ocean liners, the Empress of Britain, berthed there. This crowd estimate was published in The Argus the following day. At … [Read more...]

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