Campaigners have launched a last-ditch attempt to prevent an Apple store being built at Federation Square.
Our City, Our Square, a group opposed to the development, is urging Melburnians to call on the Heritage Council of Victoria to grant heritage protection to the Yarra Building, which is set to be demolished to make way for Apple’s flagship Australian store.
While the building is less than two decades old, the group’s spokesman, Brett de Hoedt, said that should not be a barrier to heritage listing.
“Heritage isn’t just about being an old building. The Sydney Opera House was heritage listed before it finished construction,” he said.