Federation Square has been added to the Victorian Heritage Register after a year under interim protection.
The National Trust recommended the Square be added to the register in October last year in the midst of a protracted battle of activists and community advocates with Square management, Apple and the state government.
National Trust CEO Simon Ambrose said the National Trust welcomed the news that its recommendation had been accepted.
“This comes after a year-long process following the National Trust’s nomination of Federation Square to the Victorian Heritage Register,” he said.
“The inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register will not prevent appropriate future change and development at Federation Square. However, any future changes will need to consider its architectural, social and historic values, and go through a process of public consultation.”
“As a direct result of the National Trust’s work to recognise what makes Federation Square our state’s premier public space, the state government has announced a major review to inform its future.”
You can participate in the review here: engage.vic.gov.au/federation-square-review