by David Thompson
Melbourne Harbor Trust General Plan, 1893 (detail). State Library of Victoria
A General Plan prepared by the Melbourne Harbor Trust dated 1893 shows a regular grid of six streets to the west of Williamstown Road. Tarver Street, Plummer Street and a third unnamed street running parallel to Williamstown Road with King Street, Stone Street and another unnamed street running directly off Williamstown…
Former GMH Social Centre. Photograph by David Thompson.
The former General Motors-Holden Social Centre is tucked away off Salmon Street.
Constructed in 1945 by Richmond builder, E A Watts Ltd, the building hosted concerts, balls and all manner of GMH employee functions but, primarily, was their canteen. Typical fare in the mid-1990s included French Onion soup (70c), Beef Stroganoff ($3.50) and…
by David Radcliffe
Ingles Street is parallel to, and a block south of, the northern boundary between Port Melbourne and South Melbourne. When gazetted in 1860, it only ran from the eastern boundary with Emerald Hill (South Melbourne), past the upper arm of the Sandridge Lagoon to Evans Street, just over the Melbourne and Hobson’s Bay Railway. Pickles and Boundary…
Life on the Bend: A Social History of Fishermans Bend has been released by the Fishermans Bend Taskforce.
source: Map Collection, University of Melbourne
Note the emphasis on A Social History. It is fully acknowledged that there are many histories to tell and many layers to uncover. The concise history is "like a sketch of possibilities that might be explored by others…
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 applications.
There is also a list of Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area Development Applications and Approvals on their website.
In April 2015, the Minister for Planning…
17 April 2015
Planning Minister Richard Wynne today announced a welcome review of planning for Fishermans Bend.
The review promises to 'work with the community every step of the way' on future planning for the urban renewal area.
A major change to the former plan is the addition of a fifth precinct focusing on business and employment. It will take the urban renewal…
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…
Its blowing a gale on the Bay as PMHPS prepares this post. A bit of a change gale is happening in Port's environs.
Major Projects Victoria is inviting Expressions of Interest for Princes Pier.
Submissions are invited that
activate the pier as a high quality place on the waterfront and contribute to the broader revitalisation of Beacon Cove
encourage Melburnians, local…
On Sunday 7 July, several members of the Society attended a forum on the Future of Fishermans Bend convened by the Community Alliance of Port Phillip. To follow this discussion into the future, it is probably necessary to become familiar with the acronym FBURA for Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area.
On 5 July 2012, the Minister for Planning rezoned a large area…