2018 candidate for City of Onkaparinga.
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 think it needs to be a joint effort. Councils have a tremendous part to play, DPTI can offer some overarching advice and they have useful resources.
In your opinion, has the current system of local heritage protection served your community well?
No, it is sporadic and the process is often not transparent enough.
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?
Living nearby is not the sole criteria. A range of stakeholders should have some input.
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?
Independent expert advice should play a part.
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?
Better community consultation and better data on buildings that may become at risk in the future.
Should councils actively encourage individuals to nominate places for consideration as local heritage?