involving Dennis Allen. Today it is still a slew of industrial buildings, intersperced with low residential, apartments and mixed use. Many of the oldest industrial buildings on site are abandoned and decrepit, taking up valuable space that is underutilised.
The area currently has a very low density rating at 0.95 FAR, due to many small scale terrace houses, that provide little room for building upon or creating higher density accomodation. The precinct consists of a grid-like pattern of streets, with main streets running slightly askew to north-south and east-west.
Cremorne is a suburb of Melbourne which many people don’t realise exists. This precinct encompasses the area from Punt Rd to Church St and Swan St to the Yarra River, which most people assume is part of Richmond. Due to these quite distinctive boundaries, such as the river and the traintrack running through Cremorne, it appears rather segregated from the rest of Melbourne, attributing to its anonymity. It is often a passing point rather than a destination, a shortcut for drivers who want to avoid heavy traffic congestion, but are merely passing through.
Cremorne has a strong industrial heritage and was once home to the infamous crime family