Peter William Ford
2014 candidate for City of Burnside.
Heritage survey responses.
What do you think Council's role is in protecting and conserving heritage?
Council should be aware of significant buildings and places in its area, and work with residents/government to preserve them where appropriate. The criteria for declaration in many instances needs to retain practical perspective. It is important to recognise where the burden of cost lies where buildings are privately owned, and be supportive.
What measures and incentives do you support to protect and conserve local heritage?
An accessible log of heritage places/buildings is important, and Council and in some cases Government should maintain significant public items. In the case of privately-owned buildings there should be negotiation and support.
What is the most important heritage protection issue in your local government area?
Maintenance of Prescott Terrace/Alexandra memorial trees, gardens and plaques.
What policies and programs will you advocate to protect and conserve heritage in your local area?
As above, with recognition of historic benefactors such as the grounds of Burnside Hospital
Do you support local Councils retaining development approval powers for projects over $3m in value?
Do you have any other thoughts about the protection of heritage in your Council area?
Protected items need to be significant, and the cost/responsibility needs to be equitable