2018 candidate for City of Marion.
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)?
I believe that Council's are better at identifying local heritage places. However I believe that the protection of these can be best achieved through a collaborative process between Local Council, State Government and communities.
In your opinion, has the current system of local heritage protection served your community well?
I am aware that there have been some issues with specific properties, and for this reason I believe we need to work more collaboratively and develop better policies for the future.
Should councils reject proposals to list local places of historic merit simply because an owner objects?
I believe that no single person should be able to prevent a heritage listing, and that in such cases more consultation should be made.
Should neighbours of local heritage listed buildings have a right of appeal on development applications that propose demolition?
I believe that the local community needs and deserves to have a say on development applications including those that propose demolition.
Should buildings listed as Contributory Items in your council area receive better protection?
I believe that this is something that should be further explored, with community consultation at its heart.
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?
I believe that this needs further exploration.
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?
I would like to see better community consultation
Should councils actively encourage individuals to nominate places for consideration as local heritage?
I believe that the community and the individuals that form the community should have more of a role in development decisions.