Another design by Sgourakis Architects shows a black box with “a selection of memories of the pub and Carlton as a whole” etched into the tower’s facade.
Both proposals also contain low-rise options for the minister’s consideration. They were submitted in July as part of a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal case to decide what will be built on the land.
Kutlesovski and Shaqiri were sentenced on Monday to 30 days’ jail for contempt of court after their promise to build a temporary park on the site came to nothing. It is extremely rare for planning matters to end in jail time.
The pair have 14 days to appeal the sentence and both said they would challenge it.
Shaqiri said on Thursday that Supreme Court judge and VCAT president Michelle Quigley had given them jail time for political reasons.
“It’s just political – if they are going to put me in jail for 30 days for trying to do something, then so be it,” he said.
Shaqiri’s company Shaq Industries demolished the pub on a Saturday in 2016 and, despite orders from Melbourne City Council to cease the works, came back on Sunday to finish knocking the building down.
Shaqiri has since lost his demolition and building licences, with the Victorian Building Authority stripping him of both this month.
As part of the pair’s negotiation with Mr Wynne over the site, they were required to not only come up with a plan for a temporary park but also for what they might later build on the land.
Kutlesovski said on Thursday he wanted to develop the land, not sell it.
“There won’t be a price that would make me sell it.”
Shaqiri and Kutlesovski paid $4.76 million for the Corkman pub in 2015 and knocked it down the following year. The land without the pub on it would now fetch around $10 million.
Kutlesovski said the notoriety knocking down the historic pub had brought him would follow him around for the rest of his life.
“I’m no longer Stefce Kutlesovski, I’m the Corkman cowboy. I’ve not just been penalised once, I’ve been penalised for life,” he said.
The pair has now been fined almost $1.5 million by the courts and VCAT.
A spokeswoman for Mr Wynne said the government would consider community feedback on any final plans that were lodged for the site.
“If a permit is not approved by June 2022, as required by VCAT, the developer will have to rebuild the pub at their own expense,” she said.
The National Trust’s Victorian chief executive Simon Ambrose commended the custodial sentence for the two developers, but said the community was “yet to see justice for the complete loss of its valued cultural heritage”.
He said it was a pity the current laws meant there was no mechanism to require the two men to simply rebuild the building they demolished.
“The proposed building therefore provides little comfort to the National Trust and so many others in the community who continue to be appalled by the actions of these developers, and
their failure at every turn to comply with their obligations under the law,” he said.
Clay Lucas is a senior reporter for The Age. Clay has worked at The Age since 2005, covering urban affairs, transport, state politics, local government and workplace relations for The Age and Sunday Age.