Citizens for Melbourne is an association of passionate citizens founded to advocate for quality public spaces in our city and its suburbs.
On 20 December 2017, the Andrews Government announced its plans to demolish Federation Square’s Yarra Building to make way for an Apple store.
This decision has sparked widespread outrage and disregards what makes Fed Square successful: its vibrant mix of public spaces and its primary stakeholders, the people of Victoria.
We believe that any change to the public spaces of our city must be transparent, follow democratic processes and deliver broad public benefits. In addition, any change to Federation Square must align with its Civic and Cultural Charter.
As advocates for public space, we are passionate about stopping this megastore through our campaign – Our City, Our Square.
Visit OurCityOurSquare.org for more details about our Fed Square campaign.
Citizens for Melbourne is an association of passionate people advocating for quality public spaces in our city and suburbs. Our aim is to connect people and organisations aligned with this goal.
We believe that any change to the public spaces of our city must be transparent, follow democratic processes and deliver broad public benefits.
We are an independent volunteer association that is not affiliated with any political party.
The convenors of Citizens for Melbourne are Tania Davidge, Brett de Hoedt, Shelley Freeman, James Lesh, Melinda Ovens, Michael Smith and Rohan Storey.
Citizens for Melbourne is an incorporated association in the State of Victoria, Australia, registration number A0101882K.
The #OurCityOurSquare campaign is still a few days away from launch. However, the news that the City of Melbourne may oppose the current Andrews Government and Apple megastore proposal has led us to take immediate action to rally the community. We have an opportunity to encourage the City of Melbourne to act.
Please feel free to get in touch!
Brett de Hoedt on 0414 713 802.