Federation Square was built as a public and cultural space, but it could soon become more like a shopping mall.
The Andrews Labor Government have announced plans to demolish one of Fed Square's key buildings to make way for an Apple megastore.
This store will dominate Fed Square, take over public space, and change the face of one of the most iconic public places in Melbourne.
What's more, this decision was rammed through with no public consultation at all.
We call on Premier Dan Andrews and Planning Minister Richard Wynne to:
- Revoke the decision to give over public space in Federation Square for an Apple megastore;
- Consult Victorians on a different location for an Apple store in an appropriate commercial space; and
- Ensure that Federation Square remains primarily a civic and cultural space for Victorians.