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- 410 days ago -
"Federation Square's southern building will be demolished and replaced with a flagship store for tech giant Apple. Known as Australia's Cultural city of the Arts and a historical site. This building shouldn't be there. There's a store across/down the rd.


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Thursday January 4, 2018, 3:03 am

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Thursday January 4, 2018, 3:04 am

Animae C (507)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 3:28 am
More damn corporate perversions!!!!!

Signed & Shared
44,095 have signed.

TY Sweetie

Patrice Z (16)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 4:32 am
Signed and noted.

Christeen A (299)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 5:09 am

Ben O (135)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 5:47 am
Signed. Never been there, but I hope to go there some day...

Marco Baracca (41)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 6:58 am

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 8:15 am
S&N, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 11:14 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 11:15 am
one voice more from me - Thank you, Summeranni :)

Summerannie M (50)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 1:48 pm
Thank you so much everyone.
Large corporation of any level shouldn't be permitted to build a huge eye sore or be there to ruin the look of "Fed" Square as we call that space. It's a site that is very historic to us plus it's also known for what we're good at and renown as and that is we are a cultural state and city so to have this space taken over by the Apple Corporation is completely ropriate and especially when apparently there's an Apple store quite close by.
Thanks everyone. We need to stop this and together we can really try. With all who have signed now so far is very encouraging. Please if you will send this petition on . Thank you so much.

Walter F (129)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 3:27 pm
Sgned # 45901

Colleen L (3)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 3:43 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Summerann

William C (0)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 4:35 pm
Thank you.

W. C (7)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 6:01 pm

Animae C (507)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 8:48 pm
45,714 have signed.

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 9:18 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Animae.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 9:32 pm
Noted and signed.

Summerannie M (50)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 9:50 pm
Thank you everyone. Much appreciated. I hope the State Government here in Melbourne Australia listens.

Yesterday there were 40,000 signatures
Todays count 5th January 2018 is
Share this petition
Thanks everyone again.


Thursday January 4, 2018, 11:41 pm

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday January 5, 2018, 12:17 am
45,999 have signed. Let’s get to 50,000.
Have signed and shared amongst my CARE2 friend network, and also shared over social media to encourage further signatures.

Roslyn McBride (30)
Friday January 5, 2018, 12:26 am
So you have 46,000 signed now, Darren!

Roslyn McBride (30)
Friday January 5, 2018, 12:27 am
So you have 46,000 signed now, Darren!

Patricia E G (52)
Friday January 5, 2018, 1:30 am
I have sign this petition.
Thanks for the forward Animae.

Linda M (1715)
Friday January 5, 2018, 1:54 am
S :-)

Angela K (378)
Friday January 5, 2018, 3:00 am
Signed & shared, ty Summerann, Animae & Darren :-)

Beryl Ludwig (79)
Friday January 5, 2018, 3:58 am
46,296 have signed. Let’s get to 50,000.
Thank you Annie

Sylvie A (190)
Friday January 5, 2018, 4:07 am
Noted & signed.

Danuta W (1251)
Friday January 5, 2018, 4:20 am

Heidi Walderra (163)
Friday January 5, 2018, 4:31 am

Liliana Garcia (203)
Friday January 5, 2018, 4:44 am

Pat B (356)
Friday January 5, 2018, 5:41 am

Thank you, Summerann
& Darren for FW.

Peggy B (43)
Friday January 5, 2018, 6:19 am
# 46,411

Kathleen M (211)
Friday January 5, 2018, 7:14 am
Absolutely SS&N! Thx Summerannie and Animae.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 5, 2018, 7:21 am

Winn A (179)
Friday January 5, 2018, 8:58 am
Signed and Shared

Tj H (14)
Friday January 5, 2018, 11:51 am
ty animae for fwd

Angelika Kempter (96)
Friday January 5, 2018, 11:52 am
Thank you all,signed

wendy k (161)
Friday January 5, 2018, 1:54 pm
Signed, noted, & shared, thanks Darren & Animae for sharing, Annie for doing the c2nn story xxxxxxx

Summerannie M (50)
Friday January 5, 2018, 3:08 pm
Thank you so much. I'm hoping with all my heart that this doesn't happen ever and out State Government take serious notice along with Apple. We're nearly there and I thank you so much for sharing and asking people to sign the petition.

It's just so important because this might open a flood gate for other corporations/businesses to set up shop and ruin this historical site even more. Money! Ugh! We need to protect this arts and cultural precinct .

Thank you so much. Let's hope this petition rings bells with *sigh* our Premier and his cronies to actually listen.

Glennis Whitney (393)
Friday January 5, 2018, 5:37 pm
Signed and share Thank you for caring and sharing Summeranni

Eternal G (736)
Friday January 5, 2018, 5:52 pm
Thanks, already signed!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday January 5, 2018, 6:32 pm

Mitchell D (82)
Friday January 5, 2018, 7:35 pm

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Friday January 5, 2018, 10:12 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

Edwin M (346)
Saturday January 6, 2018, 4:16 am

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday January 6, 2018, 4:33 am
Signed. I recall in Turkey a major riot began because the few trees that were in the city were going to be cut down for more business stores. The people felt that there were enough businesses but they had few places to sit beneath the trees.


fahad Al fahad (140)
Saturday January 6, 2018, 5:28 am
done ty Animae :)

Jeanne R (1203)
Saturday January 6, 2018, 8:08 am
Signed and noted. TY.

ERIKA S (57)
Saturday January 6, 2018, 9:48 am
47,455 people have signed.& me too

Allen O (196)
Saturday January 6, 2018, 10:30 am
Thanks Summerann - Signed and noted

Sara P (54)
Saturday January 6, 2018, 11:38 am
Signed, thanks Summerann and to my Friend AniMae for sharing with me

Summerannie M (50)
Sunday January 7, 2018, 12:49 am
Thank you to all the newer signers and commenters and of course,not with standing those who kicked started in signing and commenting the petition at the beginning.Thank you so much. This has to cease. Its just a ridiculous notion. Apple needs to choose a site thats not impinging on anything historical or cultural, like this will be.
Thanks so much. We need to get those signatures right to the top and more. The more who comment and sign, the more hopefully the powers that be WILL take notice of us all and back off.
Sign this petition

47,997 have signed. Let’s get to 50,000.

Victoria P (105)
Sunday January 7, 2018, 6:52 am
Signed with thanks ~♥~

Betty Kowall (304)
Sunday January 7, 2018, 2:26 pm
Stop Apple!!

Charmaine Shannon (38)
Monday January 8, 2018, 6:21 am
Noted, Signed and Shared !! Thank-You ........

Mostapha Zaher (285)
Monday January 8, 2018, 1:43 pm
Noted & shared. Thank you Darren for kindly bringing this issue to my attention.

Joan H (122)
Tuesday January 9, 2018, 6:57 am
Signed and noted. Thank you for posting.

Barry AWAY T (936)
Friday January 12, 2018, 9:11 am
noted, signed, shared - thx, sorry it took so long!

Veerle D (153)
Saturday January 13, 2018, 4:39 am
sigend and shared. Thanks

Farah Hage Ali (155)
Monday January 15, 2018, 2:42 am
signed, thank you for sharing

Summerannie M (50)
Friday January 19, 2018, 12:32 am
Thank you everyone for your support. This petition is still on going because here its summer and things get a bit shelved. Very soon things will happen.

Thank you so much.

The Totalk now is

53,007 have signed. Let’s get to 75,000.

Patricia P (67)
Friday January 19, 2018, 7:48 am
Signed & noted

Animae C (507)
Friday January 19, 2018, 2:03 pm
53,021 have signed.

Summerannie M (50)
Saturday January 20, 2018, 12:10 am
Thanks Animas and everyone else too. The numbers are gathering and I hope the Premier plus reads all the posters petition on change or.

Animae C (507)
Saturday January 20, 2018, 3:00 am
Right on Summerannie!! 👌

Summerannie M (50)
Saturday January 20, 2018, 3:33 pm
53,040 have signed. Let’s get to 75,000.
$$$$$$$$$ signs are stuck in our State Premier Daniel Andrews and his team's eyes and are not using their Cultural eyes.

Animae C (507)
Saturday January 20, 2018, 3:44 pm
Most poli's have $$$'s signs for eyes now Summerannie, tis why we must WATCH em!!!

Summerannie M (50)
Thursday February 1, 2018, 3:18 pm
The latest news
FEBRUARY 1 2018 - 12:42PM

Council challenges Spring St over Apple's Fed Square store
Melbourne City Council is preparing to ask the state opposition and the Greens to axe the Andrews government’s contentious plan for an Apple "flagship" store at Federation Square.

The council is set to vote on Tuesday on a motion that would see it write to all Victorian upper house MPs asking them to revoke Planning Minister Richard Wynne’s approval of the Apple mega-store.
Labor does not control the upper house so a concerted push to derail the plan could succeed.

The Andrews government announced the Apple store before Christmas, triggering an angry community backlash.

Daniel Andrews' cabinet divided over Apple at Fed Square
Under the proposal for the shop, one of Federation Square’s original buildings would be demolished to make way for the global tech giant.

The government has been rattled by the protests but has refused to overturn the December decision.

So there is more debating over Apple at Federation Square and it's the first time ever I'm siding with The Greens Party and hoping they win against the State Government here.
I hope the 50,000 plus signers plus the GREENS win at the death knell. Let's hope and the Indigenous people's hopefully will be happy too.
Thanks everyone.

Animae C (507)
Thursday February 1, 2018, 6:38 pm
Andrews can go ..............!!!!!!!

i sit more & more with the Greens lately Summerannie, best of luck & fingers & toes crossed!

Keep us posted woncha!

53,236 have signed.

Summerannie M (50)
Thursday February 1, 2018, 7:09 pm
Victorian Greens vow to stop new Apple store at Melbourne's Federation Square - SBS › news › victoria...
2 days ago · The Victorian Greens are determined to stop a controversial plan to demolish part of Melbourne's Federation Square to make way for a new Apple store

53,236 have signed

Summerannie M (50)
Thursday February 1, 2018, 7:13 pm
Yes, Animae I hope this idea is quashed forever and a day.

Animae C (507)
Thursday February 1, 2018, 8:56 pm
YAY the Greens!!!!

RosemaryRannes Rannes (643)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 12:32 am
Signed, thanks Darren and Summerann
53,396 have signed. Let’s get to 75,000

Summerannie M (50)
Thursday March 1, 2018, 6:47 pm
The latest update as of right now. Friday 2nd March, 2018

"Brett De Hoedt
FEB 23, 2018 — Well the Victorian upper house voted on the Greens' motion last Wednesday. It was a curious debate.

The Greens spoke as you'd expect and Labor filibustered against the motion for an hour that we'll never get back.

The Liberals spoke against the lack of process and consultation, criticised aspects of the architecture, discussed alternative locations and indicated that they opposed the use of public space to provide a corporate megastore.

Then they sided with the government and the motion died.

Politics is a funny game.

Don't think for a minute that this fight is over. We're planning our next moves as we speak. In the meantime please stay in touch, keep sharing our messages and connect with us via social media and

The more people we have ready to roll, the better.

Thanks for all the support.


Summerannie M (50)
Thursday March 1, 2018, 6:50 pm
The Architecture proposed to be created is dreadful as it just doesn't fit in with the surrounding area. If the structure was moved to an appropriate place and fit in and was perfect it would be better but not the

Summerannie M (50)
Sunday March 4, 2018, 7:30 pm
Another update that's just arrived. 5th March. 2018 front Brett DE Hoedt

MAR 5, 2018 — Greetings,

The three main petitions fighting the proposed Apple megastore have topped 100,000 signatures. We need every one of those people (and everyone else) to join the Our City, Our Square campaign.

Just head to:

We'll ask you for some very basic details to help you keep in touch with the campaign. Don't worry - we won't overwhelm your inbox. (Of course you can still access the site without providing your details.)

Our City, Our Square is 100% volunteer, 100% politically-unaligned and 100% committed to finding a better location for the Apple megastore. If you have skills, resources, time or money to contribute to the campaign - let us know.


Brett de Hoedt.

Summerannie M (50)
Sunday March 4, 2018, 7:36 pm
With 100,000 signatures plus as there are others who have created the same petition here too, surely but surely? You would think? the politicians especially the Premier would listen. So "they " say it's good for tourisme and if Melbourne doesn't accept Apples offer then they'll go to Sydney. We get more tourist here in Melbourne than any other state in Australia so ........? We do very well tyvm!

Animae C (507)
Sunday March 4, 2018, 8:40 pm
Thanx for the update Summerannie!
i signed up;

On this petition;
53,605 have signed.

Animae C (507)
Sunday March 25, 2018, 3:57 pm
Hi Animae,

The fight for Fed Square is not over. According to The Age, there's an escape clause in the secret contact that the Premier could exercise to abandon the rotten Apple plan.

The next phase for Our City, Our Square: let's make some noise

Take Action: Donate to Post Some Bills for Fed Square

Support our poster campaign to take the word to Melbourne's streets that Fed Square must not be gifted to Apple or any other corporation.

Next steps for Our City, Our Square

Every day between now and the dumping of the Apple store plan, we will continue to fight for Fed Square.

We'll be in touch with more details soon,

on behalf of the Citizens for Melbourne team

PS – please spread the #OurCityOurSquare message.

TY Summerannie

Animae C (507)
Sunday March 25, 2018, 4:00 pm
The 'Take Action: Donate to Post Some Bills for Fed Square' link;

Summerannie M (50)
Sunday March 25, 2018, 7:54 pm
Thanks Animae. Have you seen the proposed building they are going to build? Sorry but it's very ugly and not in keeping or in line with what is already there. Yes the Premier has lots to own up too. There should be transparency in everything which involves it's citizens as this area is a public space and it should be focused on The Arts not commercialisation. Surely? Just surely this supposed place isn't going to bring in millions of tourists and revenue in this stand alone undesirable place. I hope the powers that be push harder and harder so it 'falls over' and never proceeds. If it doesn't it's going to Sydney where I bet they won't want it either.

Summerannie M (50)
Sunday March 25, 2018, 8:02 pm
There are quite a lot of petitions running about saving FED Square and looking for the all I've found well over 20 + petitions and looking at them you can see just how many have signed these same petitions. In one it's well over 75.000 in others it's well over 54,000

I hope this stays so you can see and read about this very important issue.
Thanks again everyone for signing and being involved. Thanks ANIMAE too

Animae C (507)
Monday March 26, 2018, 5:59 am
Summerannie, i signed all of them except for ;

Change the Yarra Building at Federation Square for an Apple Store
(it has 6 signatures)

Did you want me to sign ;
Build a Bunnings in Fed Square instead of an Apple store

Summerannie M (50)
Monday March 26, 2018, 2:00 pm
Thanks Animae for signing and support.

No! Bunnings shouldn't be there either. I love Bunnings but that idea wouldn't work at all. So no please DON'T SIGN that petition.

Thanks everyone.

Animae C (507)
Monday March 26, 2018, 3:44 pm
Oh i'm so glad i didn't sign it, i thought is sounded odd having a hardware store there!!

Thanx Summerannie

Mary T (356)
Sunday April 15, 2018, 10:45 am
Thank you Summerann - signed, noted and shared
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