2018 candidate for Adelaide City 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)?
Broadly yes, though it depends on whether the local council prioritises it and does it well.
In your opinion, has the current system of local heritage protection served your community well?
Yes & no. The Adelaide City Council Heritage Incentive Scheme has been a useful practical measure to incentivise heritage conservation. However, a much stronger system is needed to protect heritage buildings from state planning authority, and from council decisions that are not in the best interest of the community.
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?
Should buildings listed as Contributory Items in your council area receive better protection?
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?
A panel of independent experts would be more appropriate. DPTI may not have the expertise.
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?
A review of zoning with heritage and height considerations. For example, most of the South Ward could be zoned residential, with a focus on protecting our heritage, and using infill projects to increase density (with height restrictions on new developments).
Should councils actively encourage individuals to nominate places for consideration as local heritage?