The Collingwood Action Group (CAG), supported by the City of Yarra, the National Trust, and ADS, is continuing its battle to preserve historic buildings in Smith St, Collingwood.
A massive development would result in demolition of a number of buildings, including the Coles No 1 store updated to a design by Harry Norris.
ADS has carried out research on other former Coles stores in suburbs including Carnegie, Moonee Ponds, Preston and St Kilda, a number of which are in surprisingly intact condition.
Details of the CAG activities can be found at www.smithstreet.org/. ADS’s objection to the City of Yarra can be found on the site under ‘Heritage’.