2018 candidate for Adelaide City Council.
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)?
Yes, absolutely. Local Councils are the ones who know the heritage assets in the area and who are best placed to identify potential risks and threats.
In your opinion, has the current system of local heritage protection served your community well?
The current system seems to have been watered down over recent years. I also think there is a lack of awareness and appreciation of more modern heritage sites - those that will be of significance in the future.
Should councils reject proposals to list local places of historic merit simply because an owner objects?
No!! The decisions must be made for the greater good. There should be adequate compensation but only applied with stringent tests so that investors and developers cannot abuse the system
Should neighbours of local heritage listed buildings have a right of appeal on development applications that propose demolition?
Yes!! These are assets for all.
Should buildings listed as Contributory Items in your council area receive better protection?
Yes. And often the properties adjacent need attention too so as not to undermines the items.
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?
A review panel would be ideal.
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?
Greater publicity and promotion of the role and value of heritage protection - education and communication. Greater trust in academic experts.
Should councils actively encourage individuals to nominate places for consideration as local heritage?
Yes! People should be more involved in all stages of the process. Thank you for this opportunity. Dr Diana.Carroll.