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Site of the demolished Corkman Pub. Image credit: Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Next week will mark an important moment in the political life of Victoria: on October 31, the citizens of this proud state will find out whether they have a planning system or not.

For October 31 is the date that a two-year ban on development of the Corkman Pub site, on the fringe of Melbourne's CBD, will expire.