2014 candidate for City of Mitcham.
Heritage survey responses.
What do you think Council's role is in protecting and conserving heritage?
I believe that Council's role is to conserve and protect heritage through partnerships with museums, libraries, archives, historical societies and the National Trust. I think that it is important to preserve our heritage so that future generations can understand how our society has formed.
What measures and incentives do you support to protect and conserve local heritage?
Continued support of community grant programs, with the addition of grant writing workshops for first time grant writers. Strengthening of existing partnerships and the prioritisation of new partnerships.
What is the most important heritage protection issue in your local government area?
Mitcham Water Works and Brownhill Creek
What policies and programs will you advocate to protect and conserve heritage in your local area?
Partnerships with libraries and museums so that important community artefacts can be housed in suitable archival storage facilities. Support for the About Time History Festival, Adult Learners Week, important commemorative dates such as the 40 year anniversary for Wittunga Gardens in 2015 Protection for the Blackwood Soldier's Memorial in Blackwood
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?