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Apple has shelved plans to build a retail store in Federation Square following the decision of Heritage Victoria to refuse Federation Square management’s request for a demolition permit.
Ackowledging that the Apple store will not be built, the State Government has announced a review of Federation Square promising more public consultation.
Former Fed Square CEO criticises demolition plan
Matt Golding says it all once again.
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Former Fed Square CEO and big time planning honcho Peter Seamer told ABC Melbourne's Jon Faine that he was against the Yarra Building being demolished. Listen to his interview.
Fed Square architect breaks silence, condemns Apple plan
Some celebrity support comes our way…
City of Melbourne comes on board to fight the demolition of the Yarra Building
One of the two architects responsible for Fed Square, Peter Davidson broke his silence, calling the Apple plan "terrible". We couldn’t agree more. Read how he feels.
2018 CAMPAIGN REPORT
Tuesday March 5 was BIG. And in a good way.
Thanks to your 1100+ submissions the City of Melbourne overwhelmingly voted to fight Federation Square's application to demolish the Yarra Building and replace it with an Apple store. Thankyou.
CoM can't deny demolition permit but we have gained a major ally.
LIBERAL PARTY COMMITS TO FED SQUARE AS VICTORIA’S PUBLIC SQUARE
On 20 December 2017, the Victorian State Labor Government announced — 3 working days before Christmas — that Federation Square’s Yarra Building would be demolished to make way for an Apple Flagship store.
RALLY FOR FED SQUARE NOT APPLE SQUARE
Guy said: “You’ve got places like Tiananmen Square or Trafalgar Square. You don’t stick a retail store in the middle of them. They’re public places. I think public places are for the public, not for corporations.” [Source: 7 News Melbourne]
APPLE APPLIES FOR FED SQUARE DEMOLITION PERMIT
Many thanks to everyone who turned up at the Rally for Fed Square, posted your support, emailed encouragement or were there with us in spirit.
$40-MILLION PUBLIC CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR FED SQUARE
In a cynical move to circumvent the heritage process, Apple and Fed Square management applied to Heritage Victoria for a fast-track heritage permit to demolish the Yarra Building and build an Apple megastore.
APPLE RETAIL CHIEF RESIGNS: END OF APPLE'S MELBOURNE PLAN?
We recently launched a $40 million crowdfunding campaign. Our media release explains it rather nicely.
$40 million crowdfunding campaign launched to “Buy back Fed Square”
RELEASE - DEMOLITION PERMIT IS SELF-INFLICTED VANDALISM
In a shock announcement Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts has announced her imminent departure from Apple. This comes only a week after hosting an Australian journalist in Cupertino, California to tout her ‘Town Square’ strategy for Melbourne.
SELF-HARMING FED SQUARE MANAGEMENT EAGER TO BULLDOZE ITS OWN BUILDINGS
In a remarkable act of self-harm Federation Square management is seeking a permit to demolish one of its own buildings.
Federation Square management plans to bulldoze the Yarra building and replace it with an Apple superstore.