Victorian Election 2018:
Fed Square NOT Apple Square



The Andrews Victorian Labor Government plans to demolish Federation Square’s Yarra Building to make way for an Apple megastore


This deal was done behind closed doors without public consultation

Fed Square belongs to all Victorians and is governed on our behalf by our state parliamentarians.

We contacted all major parties and some of the minor parties and candidates in the lead up to the election. We asked them five questions to understand their position on Fed Square and the demolition of Victoria鈥檚 public space for an Apple store. Below are the responses.

Here鈥檚 how we鈥檝e scored everyone

 Yes = 1
 Possibly = 0.5
 NO = 0
 Did not respond = 0

This is how we鈥檝e sorted everyone

1. Number of positive responses.
2. Order each response was received.
3. Parties and candidates that did not respond.

All candidates are welcome to email us position statements on Fed Square.


Scorecard


Party


  • AUSTRALIAN GREENS
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    AUSTRALIAN GREENS

    The Greens are completely opposed to the decision of the Andrew鈥檚 Government to give Federation Square over to Apple for a megastore. Federation Square was built as a public and cultural space, and should remain so. Not be turned into a shopping mall.

    Four days before Christmas last year, the Victorian Labor Government revealed its secret plan to demolish an entire building to make way for an Apple Megastore in Federation Square.

    This store will dominate Fed Square, take over public space, and change the face of one of the most iconic public places in Melbourne.

    This decision was rammed through with no public consultation and against the wishes of many Melburnians.

    The Greens introduced a motion into the Victorian Parliament that would have overturned this terrible decision. But the Liberals and all other cross-benchers joined Labor in voting to let Apple build their megastore in Fed Square.

    The Greens will continue to call on Premier Dan Andrews and Planning Minister Richard Wynne to:
    鈥 revoke the decision to give over public space in Federation Square for an Apple megastore
    鈥 consult Victorians on a different location for an Apple store in an appropriate commercial space
    鈥 censure that Federation Square remains primarily a civic and cultural space for Victorians.

  • VICTORIAN SOCIALISTS
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    VICTORIAN SOCIALISTS

    We are opposed to the State Labor Government鈥檚 decision to demolish Federation Square鈥檚 Yarra Building to make way for an Apple store. We are against the corporatisation of public space. We believe that this decision is emblematic of the way that corporations profit from developments without any requirement to put back into the community.

    We believe that an Apple store in Federation Square in no way serves the interests of the people of Melbourne, merely serves as advertising Apple and would only reinforce the dominance of corporatism over culture and public interest.

  • SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIA
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • FIONA PATTEN鈥橲 REASON PARTY
    3.5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • LIBERAL
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


  • Remember to follow the voting instructions on your ballot paper

    About this scorecard

     Yes = 1
     Possibly = 0.5
     NO = 0
     Did not respond = 0


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Richmond District


Abbotsford, Burnley, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Cremorne, Fitzroy and Richmond. Part of Fitzroy North.


  • MALTZAHN, Kathleen
    AUSTRALIAN GREENS
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    KATHLEEN MALTZAHN

    Federation Square has become a much-loved public space in the heart of Melbourne. Handing a big chunk of it over to a corporation like Apple is not only a threat to Federation Square, but is also emblematic of this government鈥檚 willingness to hand over public land for private gain. Planning Minister Richard Wynne could have protected Federation Square, but he chose instead to take the easy route and waive this application through. The Greens oppose this undemocratic, secretive and destructive Andrews government decision, and will fight to save Federation Square. Voting to elect me as the member for Richmond would send a strong message to both the ALP and Liberals that the community will fight for what it loves, and that MPs and Ministers who sell off our city will lose their seat.

    AUSTRALIAN GREENS

    The Greens are completely opposed to the decision of the Andrew鈥檚 Government to give Federation Square over to Apple for a megastore. Federation Square was built as a public and cultural space, and should remain so. Not be turned into a shopping mall.

    Four days before Christmas last year, the Victorian Labor Government revealed its secret plan to demolish an entire building to make way for an Apple Megastore in Federation Square.

    This store will dominate Fed Square, take over public space, and change the face of one of the most iconic public places in Melbourne.

    This decision was rammed through with no public consultation and against the wishes of many Melburnians.

    The Greens introduced a motion into the Victorian Parliament that would have overturned this terrible decision. But the Liberals and all other cross-benchers joined Labor in voting to let Apple build their megastore in Fed Square.

    The Greens will continue to call on Premier Dan Andrews and Planning Minister Richard Wynne to:
    鈥 revoke the decision to give over public space in Federation Square for an Apple megastore
    鈥 consult Victorians on a different location for an Apple store in an appropriate commercial space
    鈥 censure that Federation Square remains primarily a civic and cultural space for Victorians.

  • LANDES, Herschel
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    HERSCHEL LANDES

    I take the view that Federation Square, should be identified as a site of heritage significance, being the only square dedicated to the states becoming a federation. It should be preserved for the public enjoyment, reflection and celebration as opposed to corporate commercial retail activation.

  • WHITEHEAD, Adrian
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    ADRIAN WHITEHEAD

    Federation Square should be managed as an asset for the public. Labor鈥檚 decision to hand over some of this space for an Apple store is totally inappropriate for this space and if not stopped will risk Federation Square becoming just another retail space in our city. The square鈥檚 management and funding also requires a significant shake up and requires a re prioritisation toward community use including community friendly prices policies.

  • MANNING, Emma
    4/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    EMMA MANNING

    Fed Square in its original form is a part of our culture and the history of our city. Our public spaces are few and cherished and a familiar cornerstone for community to share in celebrating the events and achievements which unite us. Congratulations to Citizens for Melbourne for fighting to protect what is sacred to Victorians.

  • TRAN, Kevin Quoc
    4/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    KEVIN QUOC TRAN

    Having organised many cultural and community festivals and events, as well as protests and rallies, the Andrews State Labor Government鈥檚 decision to make way for an Apple store is a terrible and out of touch judgement.

    Federation Square has always been a meeting place for the people, whether they be a resident, or a tourist. The decision to allow Apple to occupy such a landmark is completely disrespectful and shows complete disregard by the company and the Labor State Government.

    While development of certain areas and precincts are inevitable over time, as it is necessary to keep areas relevant, rejuvenated, and vibrant; the commercialisation of such a recognised and utilised public space does not serve the people or interests or the community. Therefore I am absolutely against the decision, and will advocate for the decision to build the Apple store in Federation Square be reversed.

  • RYAN, Judy
    FIONA PATTEN鈥橲 REASON PARTY
    3.5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • KEALY, Craig
    ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • WYNNE, Richard
    AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


  • Remember to follow the voting instructions on your ballot paper

    About this scorecard

     Yes = 1
     Possibly = 0.5
     NO = 0
     Did not respond = 0


Voting scorecard

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Citizens for Melbourne is an advocacy group dedicated to public space. We are not affiliated with and do not endorse any political party or candidate. In preparing this How To Vote card, we contacted all candidates in the Richmond District with five questions. Our preference order was determined by 鈥 1) the number of positive responses, 2) the order the responses were received, and, 3) by ballot draw order.

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Prahran District


Prahran, South Yarra and Windsor. Parts of Melbourne, St Kilda, St Kilda East and Toorak.


  • HIBBINS, Sam
    AUSTRALIAN GREENS
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    AUSTRALIAN GREENS

    The Greens are completely opposed to the decision of the Andrew鈥檚 Government to give Federation Square over to Apple for a megastore. Federation Square was built as a public and cultural space, and should remain so. Not be turned into a shopping mall.

    Four days before Christmas last year, the Victorian Labor Government revealed its secret plan to demolish an entire building to make way for an Apple Megastore in Federation Square.

    This store will dominate Fed Square, take over public space, and change the face of one of the most iconic public places in Melbourne.

    This decision was rammed through with no public consultation and against the wishes of many Melburnians.

    The Greens introduced a motion into the Victorian Parliament that would have overturned this terrible decision. But the Liberals and all other cross-benchers joined Labor in voting to let Apple build their megastore in Fed Square.

    The Greens will continue to call on Premier Dan Andrews and Planning Minister Richard Wynne to:
    鈥 revoke the decision to give over public space in Federation Square for an Apple megastore
    鈥 consult Victorians on a different location for an Apple store in an appropriate commercial space
    鈥 censure that Federation Square remains primarily a civic and cultural space for Victorians.

  • BILIC, Dennis
    SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIA
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • TOMLIN, Tom
    FIONA PATTEN鈥橲 REASON PARTY
    3.5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • ALLEN, Katie
    LIBERAL
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • PHARAOH, Neil
    AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


  • Remember to follow the voting instructions on your ballot paper

    About this scorecard

     Yes = 1
     Possibly = 0.5
     NO = 0
     Did not respond = 0


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Brunswick District


Brunswick, Brunswick East and Brunswick West. Parts of Coburg, Fitzroy North, Parkville and Pascoe Vale South.


  • READ, Tim
    AUSTRALIAN GREENS
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    AUSTRALIAN GREENS

    The Greens are completely opposed to the decision of the Andrew鈥檚 Government to give Federation Square over to Apple for a megastore. Federation Square was built as a public and cultural space, and should remain so. Not be turned into a shopping mall.

    Four days before Christmas last year, the Victorian Labor Government revealed its secret plan to demolish an entire building to make way for an Apple Megastore in Federation Square.

    This store will dominate Fed Square, take over public space, and change the face of one of the most iconic public places in Melbourne.

    This decision was rammed through with no public consultation and against the wishes of many Melburnians.

    The Greens introduced a motion into the Victorian Parliament that would have overturned this terrible decision. But the Liberals and all other cross-benchers joined Labor in voting to let Apple build their megastore in Fed Square.

    The Greens will continue to call on Premier Dan Andrews and Planning Minister Richard Wynne to:
    鈥 revoke the decision to give over public space in Federation Square for an Apple megastore
    鈥 consult Victorians on a different location for an Apple store in an appropriate commercial space
    鈥 censure that Federation Square remains primarily a civic and cultural space for Victorians.

  • DEVENY, Catherine
    FIONA PATTEN鈥橲 REASON PARTY
    3.5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • WOJTONIS, Adam
    LIBERAL
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • O鈥機ONNOR, Cindy
    AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


  • Remember to follow the voting instructions on your ballot paper

    About this scorecard

     Yes = 1
     Possibly = 0.5
     NO = 0
     Did not respond = 0


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Albert Park District


Albert Park, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, St Kilda West, Southbank, South Melbourne and South Wharf. Part of St Kilda.


  • SIMIC, Ogy
    AUSTRALIAN GREENS
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    AUSTRALIAN GREENS

    The Greens are completely opposed to the decision of the Andrew鈥檚 Government to give Federation Square over to Apple for a megastore. Federation Square was built as a public and cultural space, and should remain so. Not be turned into a shopping mall.

    Four days before Christmas last year, the Victorian Labor Government revealed its secret plan to demolish an entire building to make way for an Apple Megastore in Federation Square.

    This store will dominate Fed Square, take over public space, and change the face of one of the most iconic public places in Melbourne.

    This decision was rammed through with no public consultation and against the wishes of many Melburnians.

    The Greens introduced a motion into the Victorian Parliament that would have overturned this terrible decision. But the Liberals and all other cross-benchers joined Labor in voting to let Apple build their megastore in Fed Square.

    The Greens will continue to call on Premier Dan Andrews and Planning Minister Richard Wynne to:
    鈥 revoke the decision to give over public space in Federation Square for an Apple megastore
    鈥 consult Victorians on a different location for an Apple store in an appropriate commercial space
    鈥 censure that Federation Square remains primarily a civic and cultural space for Victorians.

  • ARMSTRONG, Steven
    SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIA
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • BARTLE, Jarryd
    FIONA PATTEN鈥橲 REASON PARTY
    3.5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • BOND, Andrew
    LIBERAL
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • FOLEY, Martin
    AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


  • Remember to follow the voting instructions on your ballot paper

    About this scorecard

     Yes = 1
     Possibly = 0.5
     NO = 0
     Did not respond = 0


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Northcote District


Alphington, Fairfield, Northcote and Thornbury. Part of Preston.


  • THORPE, Lidia
    AUSTRALIAN GREENS
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    AUSTRALIAN GREENS

    The Greens are completely opposed to the decision of the Andrew鈥檚 Government to give Federation Square over to Apple for a megastore. Federation Square was built as a public and cultural space, and should remain so. Not be turned into a shopping mall.

    Four days before Christmas last year, the Victorian Labor Government revealed its secret plan to demolish an entire building to make way for an Apple Megastore in Federation Square.

    This store will dominate Fed Square, take over public space, and change the face of one of the most iconic public places in Melbourne.

    This decision was rammed through with no public consultation and against the wishes of many Melburnians.

    The Greens introduced a motion into the Victorian Parliament that would have overturned this terrible decision. But the Liberals and all other cross-benchers joined Labor in voting to let Apple build their megastore in Fed Square.

    The Greens will continue to call on Premier Dan Andrews and Planning Minister Richard Wynne to:
    鈥 revoke the decision to give over public space in Federation Square for an Apple megastore
    鈥 consult Victorians on a different location for an Apple store in an appropriate commercial space
    鈥 censure that Federation Square remains primarily a civic and cultural space for Victorians.

  • SMARRELLI, Franca
    FIONA PATTEN鈥橲 REASON PARTY
    3.5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • MacISAAC, John
    LIBERAL
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • THEOPHANOUS, Kat
    AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


  • Remember to follow the voting instructions on your ballot paper

    About this scorecard

     Yes = 1
     Possibly = 0.5
     NO = 0
     Did not respond = 0


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Melbourne District


Carlton, Carlton North, East Melbourne, Kensington, North Melbourne, Princes Hill and West Melbourne. Parts of Docklands, Flemington, Melbourne and Parkville.


  • SANDELL, Ellen
    AUSTRALIAN GREENS
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    AUSTRALIAN GREENS

    The Greens are completely opposed to the decision of the Andrew鈥檚 Government to give Federation Square over to Apple for a megastore. Federation Square was built as a public and cultural space, and should remain so. Not be turned into a shopping mall.

    Four days before Christmas last year, the Victorian Labor Government revealed its secret plan to demolish an entire building to make way for an Apple Megastore in Federation Square.

    This store will dominate Fed Square, take over public space, and change the face of one of the most iconic public places in Melbourne.

    This decision was rammed through with no public consultation and against the wishes of many Melburnians.

    The Greens introduced a motion into the Victorian Parliament that would have overturned this terrible decision. But the Liberals and all other cross-benchers joined Labor in voting to let Apple build their megastore in Fed Square.

    The Greens will continue to call on Premier Dan Andrews and Planning Minister Richard Wynne to:
    鈥 revoke the decision to give over public space in Federation Square for an Apple megastore
    鈥 consult Victorians on a different location for an Apple store in an appropriate commercial space
    鈥 censure that Federation Square remains primarily a civic and cultural space for Victorians.

  • CLOSE, Leo
    FIONA PATTEN鈥橲 REASON PARTY
    3.5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • SCHADE, Darin
    LIBERAL
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • KANIS, Jennifer
    AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


  • Remember to follow the voting instructions on your ballot paper

    About this scorecard

     Yes = 1
     Possibly = 0.5
     NO = 0
     Did not respond = 0


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Ivanhoe District


Bellfield, Eaglemont, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg West, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Rosanna and Viewbank. Parts of Macleod and Yallambie.


  • CONLEY, Andrew
    AUSTRALIAN GREENS
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    AUSTRALIAN GREENS

    The Greens are completely opposed to the decision of the Andrew鈥檚 Government to give Federation Square over to Apple for a megastore. Federation Square was built as a public and cultural space, and should remain so. Not be turned into a shopping mall.

    Four days before Christmas last year, the Victorian Labor Government revealed its secret plan to demolish an entire building to make way for an Apple Megastore in Federation Square.

    This store will dominate Fed Square, take over public space, and change the face of one of the most iconic public places in Melbourne.

    This decision was rammed through with no public consultation and against the wishes of many Melburnians.

    The Greens introduced a motion into the Victorian Parliament that would have overturned this terrible decision. But the Liberals and all other cross-benchers joined Labor in voting to let Apple build their megastore in Fed Square.

    The Greens will continue to call on Premier Dan Andrews and Planning Minister Richard Wynne to:
    鈥 revoke the decision to give over public space in Federation Square for an Apple megastore
    鈥 consult Victorians on a different location for an Apple store in an appropriate commercial space
    鈥 censure that Federation Square remains primarily a civic and cultural space for Victorians.

  • CLARK, Monica
    LIBERAL
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • CARBINES, Anthony
    AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


  • Remember to follow the voting instructions on your ballot paper

    About this scorecard

     Yes = 1
     Possibly = 0.5
     NO = 0
     Did not respond = 0


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Lara District


Avalon, Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Corio, Drumcondra, Hamlyn Heights, Lara, Lovely Banks, Moorabool, Norlane, North Geelong, North Shore, Point Wilson, Rippleside and Staughton Vale. Parts of Anakie, Balliang, Batesford and Little River.


  • FORBES, Amber
    AUSTRALIAN GREENS
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    AUSTRALIAN GREENS

    The Greens are completely opposed to the decision of the Andrew鈥檚 Government to give Federation Square over to Apple for a megastore. Federation Square was built as a public and cultural space, and should remain so. Not be turned into a shopping mall.

    Four days before Christmas last year, the Victorian Labor Government revealed its secret plan to demolish an entire building to make way for an Apple Megastore in Federation Square.

    This store will dominate Fed Square, take over public space, and change the face of one of the most iconic public places in Melbourne.

    This decision was rammed through with no public consultation and against the wishes of many Melburnians.

    The Greens introduced a motion into the Victorian Parliament that would have overturned this terrible decision. But the Liberals and all other cross-benchers joined Labor in voting to let Apple build their megastore in Fed Square.

    The Greens will continue to call on Premier Dan Andrews and Planning Minister Richard Wynne to:
    鈥 revoke the decision to give over public space in Federation Square for an Apple megastore
    鈥 consult Victorians on a different location for an Apple store in an appropriate commercial space
    鈥 censure that Federation Square remains primarily a civic and cultural space for Victorians.

  • CARDIGAN, Dean
    VICTORIAN SOCIALISTS
    5/5


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


    POSITION STATEMENT

    VICTORIAN SOCIALISTS

    We are opposed to the State Labor Government鈥檚 decision to demolish Federation Square鈥檚 Yarra Building to make way for an Apple store. We are against the corporatisation of public space. We believe that this decision is emblematic of the way that corporations profit from developments without any requirement to put back into the community.

    We believe that an Apple store in Federation Square in no way serves the interests of the people of Melbourne, merely serves as advertising Apple and would only reinforce the dominance of corporatism over culture and public interest.

  • Di PASQUALE, Melissa
    LIBERAL
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?

  • EREN, John
    AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
    0/5
    Did not respond


    Supports reversing the decision to put an Apple store in Fed Square?


    Supports the review and proper funding of Fed Square?


    Supports the heritage listing of Fed Square?


    Supports a stronger Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?


    Supports a People鈥檚 Panel to give Victorians a voice in Fed Square鈥檚 future?


  • Remember to follow the voting instructions on your ballot paper

    About this scorecard

     Yes = 1
     Possibly = 0.5
     NO = 0
     Did not respond = 0


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Five questions we asked parties and candidates


1

Should the State Government reverse the decision to demolish Federation Square鈥檚 Yarra Building to make way for an Apple store?

2

Federation Square, unlike other arts and cultural institutions, is currently structured so that it is ineligible for State Government financial operating grants and must cover its own operating costs.

To ensure Federation Square鈥檚 continued ability to provide the people of Victoria with an internationally recognised public square that places civic and cultural activity first, the State Government should review the way Federation Square is funded.

If elected would you support a State Government review of Federation Square鈥檚 funding to ensure Federation Square鈥檚 continued ability to provide the people of Victoria with an internationally recognised public square that places civic and cultural activity first?

3

The National Trust of Australia Victoria has nominated Federation Square to the State Heritage Register.聽 Do you support the Federation Square State Heritage nomination?

4

Federation Square is currently governed by a Civic and Cultural Charter but there is no Design Management Plan to guide development in the Square.

Do you support the development of a strengthened Civic and Cultural Charter and a Design Management Plan?

5

Planning Amendment 314 鈥 pushed through by Minister for Planning Richard Wynne three working days before Christmas last year 鈥 removed the ability for the people of Victoria to have a say in the Apple proposal. In fact, the question is not what the Apple store looks like but whether there should even be an Apple store in the Square.

Do you support the development of a Federation Square People鈥檚 Panel to give people a voice in Federation Square鈥檚 future?

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