2014 candidate for City of Victor Harbor.
Heritage survey responses.
What do you think Council's role is in protecting and conserving heritage?
1/ Planning to recognise zones worthy of preservation and developing [and enforcing] restrictions to ensure that any development is compatible with the existing buildings 2/Planning to protect public views. 3/ Providing information on heritage sites [both built and natural] so that the community realises the significance of those sites and will support their preservation and respect them. 4/Targeted financial support for those spending money on preserving built or natural heritage. 5/Publicly recognising those who volunteer to work on heritage projects or build/renovate sympathetically.
What measures and incentives do you support to protect and conserve local heritage?
What is the most important heritage protection issue in your local government area?
Protection of public views Protection from large 'box' type building Urban sprawl
What policies and programs will you advocate to protect and conserve heritage in your local area?
See 5 above Protect our agricultural land and remaining natural bush
Do you support local Councils retaining development approval powers for projects over $3m in value?
Yes,I strongly believe that the greatest threat to our heritage in both the sense of preserving individual buildings and in the broader sense of the character of our town is the state government with its mania for headline grabbing ,and often unsustainable, large projects. The minister should not have the power to ride rough shod over the local community
Do you have any other thoughts about the protection of heritage in your Council area?
In tourist towns like Victor Harbor our heritage buildings and landscape are a large part of the 'feel' of the town which is part of why tourists visit. Tourism and heritage should not be seen as in competition but as allies with our heritage attracting tourists and hopefully tourism helping to fund the preservation of our heritage. In saying this I do not support the idea that the town should be trapped in some sort of time warp, we need facilities. The point is to make sure that any development is compatible with its surroundings.