Smith Street, Collingwood (Spring 2004)

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’.