HERITAGE: Ghastly refurbishments of existing buildings are bad enough, but there have also been some high-profile examples of illegal demolition.

One example is the heritage Corkman pub in Melbourne in 2016, which saw the developers hit with over $1 million in fines.

City of Sydney has also been taking action on this type of vandalism, with two companies fined recently for the destruction of heritage elements of buildings without development consent.

“Buildings are given heritage listing to ensure they are protected and maintained for future generations,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

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