1944 - Construction of the first Housing Commission estate at Fishermans Bend begins  The Commission developed Fishermans Bend to meet an urgent need for housing in Port Melbourne and South Melbourne. Many families, small and large, lived in substandard conditions, including beach shanties. The final estate comprised 374 homes, which housed over 1,000 children.

1944 - Construction of the first Housing Commission estate at Fishermans Bend begins The Commission developed Fishermans Bend to meet an urgent need for housing in Port Melbourne and South Melbourne. Many families, small and large, lived in substandard conditions, including beach shanties. The final estate comprised 374 homes, which housed over 1,000 children.

Concreters riding on kips - dangerous practice long since abandoned - factory site in Port Melbourne, Fishermans Bend, 1962 [picture] /

Concreters riding on kips - dangerous practice long since abandoned - factory site in Port Melbourne, Fishermans Bend, 1962 [picture]

Office block of the former General Motors Holden (GMH) factory complex, Salmon Street, Fisherman's Bend. Opened 1936.

Office block of the former General Motors Holden (GMH) factory complex, Salmon Street, Fisherman's Bend.

Mega Melbourne plan for skyscrapers in suburbs.  MELBOURNE'S TALLEST BUILDINGS WILL BE BUILT AT FISHERMANS BEND OR NORTH OF THE DOCKLANDS.

Mega Melbourne plan for skyscrapers in suburbs. MELBOURNE'S TALLEST BUILDINGS WILL BE BUILT AT FISHERMANS BEND OR NORTH OF THE DOCKLANDS.

1939 - An innovative approach to the first Housing Commission homes  The Housing Commission ran an architectural design competition for its first estate at Fishermans Bend in Port Melbourne. It was the first government housing estate ever developed from a design competition. The winning design, by TW Fowler, led to the building on Howe Parade of experimental concrete houses that reduced costs and construction time.

1939 - An innovative approach to the first Housing Commission homes The Housing Commission ran an architectural design competition for its first estate at Fishermans Bend in Port Melbourne. It was the first government housing estate ever developed from a design competition. The winning design, by TW Fowler, led to the building on Howe Parade of experimental concrete houses that reduced costs and construction time.

The Melbourne Fisherman’s Bend project has gotten the go-ahead from Planning Minister Matthew Guy.

The Melbourne Fisherman’s Bend project has gotten the go-ahead from Planning Minister Matthew Guy.

Melbourne Fishermans Bend tower to kick start Australia’s most significant urban renewal project

A 103 metre residential tower by Plus Architecture looks set to become the first building to be completed in Melbourne’s Fisherman Bend Renewal Area.

International lessons for Fishermans Bend | Urban Melbourne

International lessons for Fishermans Bend

COPP's take on Fishermans Bend's tallest proposal

Johnston Street South Melbourne was reported on by Urban Melbourne during August last year and at the time we thought it to be Fishermans Bend's tallest proposed development.


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Australia - Melbourne    Art deco style decoration roof top of the Manchester Unity building, 220 Collins Street (Cnr Swanston Street), Melbourne. Built 1932. Architect: Marcus Barlow.

Australia - Melbourne Art deco style decoration roof top of the Manchester Unity building, 220 Collins Street (Cnr Swanston Street), Melbourne.

Art deco cool at the Burnham Beeches.   Pinned by Secret Design Studio, Melbourne.  www.secretdesignstudio.com

Art deco cool at the Burnham Beeches. Pinned by Secret Design Studio, Melbourne. www.secretdesignstudio.com

Art deco architecture - Manchester building melbourne.

Architecture: Beaux Arts and Art Deco style

Art deco architecture - Manchester building melbourne.

This Art Deco complex in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy is an amazing design, and were designed by I.G Anderson who did many homes and flats in Melbourne and he also designed a wonderful streamline commercial building in Tasmania.  Many of his buildings had stylised turrets on the top of the building, and Dorijo is no different. Photo by Thomas Ryan  http://www.tryanphotos.com/Commercial/Architecture/21210015_kJvd5B#!i=2269744265=BLpBM9r

This Art Deco complex in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy is an amazing design, and were designed by I.G Anderson who did many homes and .

Streamline Moderne Mannequin Stairs - Myer Emporium Mural Hall, Bourke Street, Melbourne | 1931

Streamline Moderne Mannequin Stairs - Myer Emporium Mural Hall, Bourke Street, Melbourne | 1931

Tintagel Castle, Cornwall, UK. Tintagel, i first heard abot in a book, didnt know it was real!!!

Tintagel Castle: HISTORY / The magic of north Cornwall can be found in the village of Tintagel.

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