Save Campbell Arcade

The Campbell Arcade is a unique part of Melbourne’s heritage and culture, which could soon be destroyed without a second thought.

Current Metro Tunnel Plans show the arcade’s eastern wall could soon be demolished. But Labor’s Planning Minister Richard Wynne hasn’t even assessed the heritage impact this could have.

Campbell Arcade is a rare example of Art deco design, with a distinct ‘50s colour scheme. It’s so important, it’s specifically mentioned in the heritage listing of Flinders Street Station.

Since the ‘90s, it’s become a zany arts space that fuels our culture. The walls are lined with creative work. You can pick up the latest zine from the Sticky Institute or grab some independent Aussie fashion from The Cat’s Meow.

Clearly we need an underpass from Town Hall to Flinders Street Station. But Labor’s failure to properly consider and plan for our heritage is seriously concerning.

Minister Wynne, please consider the impact of the planned underpass from Town Hall Station to Flinders Street Station on the heritage of Campbell Arcade. This is an important part of our heritage.

Who's signing

Nick Pelomis
Celeste Leong
Rose Pearson
Jennifer Livingstone
meg bradford-sage
Konstantine Andrew bekiaris
Nick Zamudio
T M Silver
Hugh Carrigg
Ros Scanlan

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  • Nick Pelomis
    signed 2020-02-25 21:22:34 +1100
    Campbell Arcade is a unique part of Melbourne’s cultural and historical landscape. It’s beautiful late Art Deco design needs to be preserved for future generations.
  • Celeste Leong
    signed 2020-02-09 14:37:25 +1100
  • Rose Pearson
    signed 2019-11-27 14:48:19 +1100
    Rose Pearson
  • Jennifer Livingstone
    signed 2019-10-16 21:20:43 +1100
  • meg bradford-sage
    signed 2019-10-03 08:08:19 +1000
  • Konstantine Andrew bekiaris
    signed 2019-09-17 00:15:31 +1000
  • Nick Zamudio
    signed 2019-09-03 10:16:34 +1000
  • T M Silver
    signed 2019-09-01 17:46:13 +1000
  • Hugh Carrigg
    signed 2019-08-28 11:29:26 +1000
  • Ros Scanlan
    signed 2019-07-26 10:49:47 +1000
    Many memories of this interesting and practical subway which I used often and want to see maintained.

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