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.Read More
Matt Golding says it all once again.Read More
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.Read More
Some celebrity support comes our way…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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]Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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”Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More