2018 candidate for District Council of Mount Barker.
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?
not familiar enough with outcomes to comment
Should councils reject proposals to list local places of historic merit simply because an owner objects?
No, but there be onerous conditions which could be assisted with in some way.
Should neighbours of local heritage listed buildings have a right of appeal on development applications that propose demolition?
yes, but any interested parties or stakeholders should have that right too.
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?
the more independent the better - provided they are well informed
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?
being unfamiliar with detailed knowledge, I would wait until I have a better understanding of the system and ways to improve it.
Should councils actively encourage individuals to nominate places for consideration as local heritage?