2022 candidate for Campbelltown City Council.
Heritage survey responses.
Do you think that Councils and community members need to have a greater voice in planning and development decisions affecting their local area?
The state government development act needs to be amended to allow for greater community input
What role should Councils play in protecting local heritage places from demolition or inappropriate development?
They can only assist the other levels of government in the identification of both solid structures (buildings) and places of natural significance (parks, creek lines etc) and with maintinance IF the other levels of government provide the funding for this to occur.
How would you seek to improve protections for heritage places in your area?
in this ward: 1 State heritage listing for the Brookside Cellars building 2 State heritage listing for the Gums Reserve 3 Hobbs house in Locheil Park needs listing
We rarely see new places added to local heritage listings. Why do you think this is?
Lack of listings related to the complexity of the application process And the benefits are: Increased tourism Economic stimulus Preservation of our natural environment Preservation of endangered species The historical educational aspect (our kids remember the past) Preservation of areas special to our aboriginal brothers and sisters
How has the Planning and Design Code impacted on the heritage, amenity, and environment of your area? What changes would you seek to the Code?
Allow the code to be more flexible in relation to environmental preservation
What are the impacts of infill development in your area? What changes would you seek in the rules around infill development?
Increased small homes leading to traffic clogging our back streets which has caused increased danger on our roads There is now an increased need for more open spaces and those in existance have an increased value There is now a problem with domestic animals (particularly dogs and cats) related to noise and control.
Construction of new housing typically uses 30% labour and 70% materials. Renovation of existing housing stock typically uses 70% labour and 30% materials. What policy changes would you like to see made to encourage people to renovate, rather than demolish and build anew?
This is all related to the $ not policy. Question is is it cheaper to renovate or rebuild?
How should the community be informed and involved in decisions about new developments?
Allow better communication to occur
Do you think there is adequate tree canopy across your local government area?
NO needs to be more
How would you like to see significant and regulated trees in your area protected from removal?
The big trees are under controls. Problem is small and medium size trees have little protection
What involvement should Councils have in decisions about protecting or removing significant and regulated trees?
The state legislation needs more teeth. At present councils can do little in way of protection.
What actions would you advocate to slow or mitigate the impacts of climate change in your local government area?
Campbelltown Council is a leader here. Council has the issue of climate change built into every decision it makes
What issues are there with traffic and parking in your area?
Urban infill has caused more parking and increased the danger of driving on our streets
How could transport options be improved in your area?
provide a greater range of options
What would your top three priorities be for improving planning policy and outcomes in your local government area?
amend state government legislation
improve tree protection
encourage more efficient communication