2018 candidate for City of Charles Sturt.
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 they should work together to ensure heritage properties across the state are equally protected.
In your opinion, has the current system of local heritage protection served your community well?
I think the two systems are confusing and are not strong 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?
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?
I think independent reviews are useful but that the two bodies should be working together.
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?
Engage more with the community. Be transparent. Have a long term plan for urban planning based on the identity of the area.
Should councils actively encourage individuals to nominate places for consideration as local heritage?