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What's Next:Developers Who Demolished Historic Melbourne Pub

Cowboy developers who illegally demolished a Melbourne pub may be forced to rebuild it.

The Corkman Irish Pub in Carlton was knocked down without a permit 11 days ago. and the state government and City of Melbourne have launched joint action against developers Stefce Kutlesovski and Raman Shaqiri at VCAT.

Planning Minister Richard Wynne said the government and council were sending a clear message that "wilful and illegal destruction of our heritage will not be tolerated".

If VCAT rules in favour of the government and council, the enforcement order would require the developers to rebuild the pub in line with the design, scale and layout of the demolished building.

AAP

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