2018 candidate for Light Regional Council.
Heritage survey responses.
Do you agree that the identification and protection of local heritage places is best done by local councils rather than DPTI (Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure)?
In your opinion, has the current system of local heritage protection served your community well?
In general terms yes.
Should councils reject proposals to list local places of historic merit simply because an owner objects?
Should neighbours of local heritage listed buildings have a right of appeal on development applications that propose demolition?
Yes then decide on merits
Should buildings listed as Contributory Items in your council area receive better protection?
yes but better funding should be available for property owners to maintain items considered important to local heritage and history.
Do you agree that places proposed for listing by your council as Local Heritage or Contributory Items should be subject to review by DPTI? Or would reviews be more appropriately conducted by an independent source of expert advice?
Independent panel with knowledge of the local area.
Would you like to see your council work more closely with the National Trust of SA in protecting heritage, for example, by signing up as one of the Trust's Civic Partners?
What are your personal suggestions for improving the way your council handles policy and planning?
Become more customer focussed and have empathy for retaining important buildings.
Should councils actively encourage individuals to nominate places for consideration as local heritage?