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Fears for the skipping girl

The National Trust has called on the City of Yarra to stick to its word amid fears Melbourne’s iconic skipping vinegar girl could be squeezed from the landscape.

There are plans in front of the council for a new building that, according to the trust, threaten to shadow Australia’s first animated neon sign.

‘In the scheme of what’s proposed in the area, she’s diminutive, and she’s shrinking,’ Paul Roser told Nick McCallum

‘Sadly, that diminishes on her landmark status, which is something the City of Yarra has seeked to preserve until now.

‘It’s not just this apartment block right next door, but there’s more proposed for the area.’

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