2018 candidate for District Council of Robe.
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 and no- Local councils should do it but if they do not care about heritage they need some body looking over their decisions or lack of.
In your opinion, has the current system of local heritage protection served your community well?
Yes but our town has a high level of pride in heritage and voluntarily protect the districts heritage in the main.
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?
Yes if their buildings are locally heritage listed also.
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?
Independent would be good but if there is a high extra cost councils may be reluctant.
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?
Our Council executive need to be more consultative with the Councillors and community
Should councils actively encourage individuals to nominate places for consideration as local heritage?