Isaac Douglas Hermann & Heather Arnold
Carlo Catani: An engineering star over Victoria... Piers... the St Kilda foreshore and would see a sea wall built out of rubble between St Kilda Pier and Captain Kenny’s Bathing Ship. These works allowed for the creation of the Pier Lawns around the St Kilda Yacht Club by 1896. In 1899, a bluestone wall was set ...
After more than forty-one years of public service that never ended with his retirement, through surveying and direct design, contracting, supervision, and collaborative approaches, perhaps more than any other single figure, Carlo Catani re-scaped not only parts of Melbourne, but extensive swathes of Victoria ‘from Portland to Mallacoota’, opening up swamplands to farming, bringing access to beauty spots, establishing new townships, and the roads to get us there.