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The GPO is only one of the many historical buildings our team wants to work to protect. Join our Architecture Lovers mailing list to receive occasional updates from Philip, Clover and the Clover Moore Independent Team for news on Sydney’s urban landscape. 

Stop the GPO Sale

We are calling on the Prime Minister and the Communications Minister to halt the sale of the General Post Office Building (GPO).

We need to keep beautiful public assets, like the GPO on Martin Place, in public hands.

Please show your support for the GPO by writing to Sydney's local Federal MP, the Prime Minister, the Communications Minister and the Shadow Communications Minister. You can use the following dot points in your response.

  • The building is heritage-listed at national, state and local levels on the State Heritage Register
  • The building is listed as a heritage item under the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012
  • Sydney GPO has been situated in Martin Place since 1830 and the current building has defined the heart of public Sydney's central business district since 1874
  • Its long public colonnade is a rare and very fine architectural element in Australia and it is the largest and most impressive post office building in NSW and perhaps in Australia
  • Australia Post’s own commissioned (unreleased) Heritage Report stressed the benefits of keeping the GPO in Australian ownership
  • Australia Post entered a secretive private treaty sale that sold the building 100 per cent into foreign hands
  • The adjoining Westin Hotel was sold in 2015 for $445 million to the same owner, now the GPO has sold for just $150 million
  • The building should be retained in public ownership (as was intended) with ongoing public access
  • A publicly endorsed conservation plan should protect the building

You can then write to, 

Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia
Email: click here 
Post: PO Box 545, Edgecliff, NSW 2027
Phone: (02) 9327 3988

Senator Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications
Email: click here 
Post: 42 Florence Street, Mentone, VIC, 3194
Phone: (03) 9584 2455

Michelle Rowland MP, Shadow Minister for Communications
Email: Michelle.Rowland.MP@aph.gov.au
Post:PO Box 686, Seven Hills, NSW, 1730
Phone: (02) 9671 4780 

Tanya Plibersek, Federal Member for Sydney
Email: tanya.plibersek.mp@aph.gov.au
Post: 672 Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone: (02) 9379 0700

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