Rootes Factory, Port Melbourne (Winter 2015)

A major part of Port Melbourne’s industrial and military history is currently under threat. The former Rootes building (19-25 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne) was constructed in 1941 and was the site for the design and development of prototypes of tanks. ┬áIn 1943, the tank project was terminated and the building was used for the Maintenance section of the Department of …