Tuesday 18 October 2016
The Corkman Irish Pub
The unlawful demolition of the historical Corkman Irish Pub is an absolute outrage but Daniel Andrews and Richard Wynne are threatening to punish the developers by thrashing them with a wet lettuce.
Richard Wynne claims the penalty might be around $200,000. This is the equivalent of a parking ticket to a millionaire.
It is clear developers who stand to make huge profits from unauthorised heritage demolitions are not concerned about the current fines or orders of government.
If current fines are not a sufficient punishment then other options such as a ban on future permits or requirements to rebuild the original façade should be examined.
Daniel Andrews needs to stand up and take the initiative to protect our heritage assets.