2018 candidate for City of Port Adelaide Enfield.
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 would hope that local council has the bet interest of its constituents at heart as does DPTI. Engagement at all levels is needed to ensure that heritage places of interest are retained. I am not sure why one would be better than another. Maybe The National Trust could give examples of where DPTI have been negligent in protecting local areas of heritage.
In your opinion, has the current system of local heritage protection served your community well?
I think there are gaps in any system when it comes to heritage protection. The fact that so many buildings are in private hands means they are subject to decay if the landlord so chooses. This I see as the biggest issue with places of significance in South Australia.
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?
Again it depends on how the asset has been maintained. If a landlord holds on to a property and allows it to go into decay with the view to demolish and sell the land. Then it is hard to enforce better protection by any level of government.
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 all levels of government need to be involved. We live in a democracy and I would home that the relevant minister is across potential issues as they arise. The same thinking applies for the council. I believe a panel of independent people from a broad church may be helpful in settling disputed.
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?
Should councils actively encourage individuals to nominate places for consideration as local heritage?
The option should be open to residence and the process made clear. Should the council actively solicit nominations is an area I am not clear on.