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

Chris Glynn
Rose Pearson
Levii Wishart
Tanja Gehring
Ben Wright
Dean Kyte
Nick Pelomis
Celeste Leong
Jennifer Livingstone
Meg Bradford-Sage
Konstantine Bekiaris
Nick Zamudio
Hugh Carrigg
Ros Scanlan

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  • Chris Glynn
    signed 2020-08-10 13:26:17 +1000
  • Rose Pearson
    signed 2020-08-10 12:28:11 +1000
  • Levii Wishart
    signed 2020-06-10 08:41:15 +1000
  • Tanja Gehring
    signed 2020-06-05 00:40:45 +1000
    I became a permanent fixture in this arcade everyday from 2016-2018 when i was homeless/unemployed or simply walking to work when i finally got a job. The design and art space was a welcome relief for my eyes and i felt lost in beautiful history. It needs to be preserved so future generations can love “old Melbourne” before it becomes a concrete nightmare with no tangible history.
  • Ben Wright
    signed 2020-06-01 22:03:27 +1000
  • Dean Kyte
    signed 2020-05-03 15:07:32 +1000
  • 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
  • Jennifer Livingstone
    signed 2019-10-16 21:20:43 +1100
  • Meg Bradford-Sage
    signed 2019-10-03 08:08:19 +1000
  • Konstantine Bekiaris
    signed 2019-09-17 00:15:31 +1000
  • Nick Zamudio
    signed 2019-09-03 10:16:34 +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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