2014 candidate for Rural City of Murray Bridge.
Heritage survey responses.
What do you think Council's role is in protecting and conserving heritage?
We should be recognising key areas of protection, such as our river banks our old boats, railway cottages etc.our farmhouses, and implements, With these areas and items identified we should be renovating and restoring so that future generations have "roots" to their past, and a knowledge of how our region was developed.
What measures and incentives do you support to protect and conserve local heritage?
Tighter planning approvals. Preservation and renovation of our railway cottages, recognition of key areas of historical value such as our slipway, old boats, farming equipment and old and valuable farm cottages.
What is the most important heritage protection issue in your local government area?
Old stone homes dating back to the mid 1800's when the river trade began. Our Wharf precinct and railway houses. OUr riverbanks.
What policies and programs will you advocate to protect and conserve heritage in your local area?
The protection of our old river boats, wharf area and Sturt Reserve areas, our old buildings. Renovation of our railway cottages, and a comprehensive museum depicting our past history of farming and river boat trade.
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?
Heritage is our "roots" we need to know our history, value our history and preserve it at all costs for future generations.