2018 candidate for Adelaide Hills 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 Some property owners do not want listing and so negotiation is required and I believe this is carried out more successfully at a local level.
In your opinion, has the current system of local heritage protection served your community well?
I am not sure.
Should councils reject proposals to list local places of historic merit simply because an owner objects?
No but I believe the owner can have the last word as listing can create a burden.
Should neighbours of local heritage listed buildings have a right of appeal on development applications that propose demolition?
I am unsure and would treat this and all the requests on a case by case determinationI do not know. If I am successful I will find out.
Should buildings listed as Contributory Items in your council area receive better protection?
I am unsure and will have to read the Act to see what is required.
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?
No I think listing can be kept at the local level unless the property is of National interest.
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?
That sounds like a good idea
What are your personal suggestions for improving the way your council handles policy and planning?
Make it very public
Should councils actively encourage individuals to nominate places for consideration as local heritage?