GMH Social Centre

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 … [Read more...]

Aircraft of Fishermans Bend

At the bottom end of Lorimer Street in the shadows of the Westgate Bridge there is a series of streets that reflect one the key industries that has occupied the area since the mid 1930s. Although now part of the City of Melbourne, these streets … [Read more...]

Fishermans Bend Planning Review

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 … [Read more...]

Fishermans Bend framework released

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 … [Read more...]

Life on the Bend

Life on the Bend: A Social History of Fishermans Bend has been released by the Fishermans Bend Taskforce. Note the emphasis on A Social History. It is fully acknowledged that there are many histories to tell and many layers to uncover. The … [Read more...]

Meeting – Mon 26 June 2017, 7.30pm

Speedway John Peck will take a brief look at the origins of sport, specifically trotting, at Fishermans Bend followed by a comprehensive history of the Speedway from its inauguration in 1918 to its zenith in the early 1930's when three Victorian … [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...]

Advertisements from the Port Melbourne 1939 Centenary

The Greater Port Melbourne: Official Souvenir of the 1939 Port Melbourne Centenary Celebrations Committee booklet includes many advertisements from iconic Port Melbourne companies. Many more than I can feature here. A lot of the ads are just simple … [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...]

Meeting – Mon 22 February 2016, 7.30pm

Come along in February to hear wetlands enthusiast, Rod Giblett, speak on Fishermens Bend and Westgate Park in his talk Wasteland and Wetland. Rod Giblett lived by Forrestdale Lake in Perth, was involved in its conservation, wrote about both and … [Read more...]

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