2014 candidate for District Council of Yankalilla.
Heritage survey responses.
What do you think Council's role is in protecting and conserving heritage?
If there are groups within the district council area that are active then they need to be encouraged and assisted if possible. Financial assistance is at times difficult owing to the tight financial conditions at the moment but support in applying for grants as well as some organizational assistance should be given freely. Sometimes some areas of heritage are overlooked and the local council at times needs to initiate an activity. Where there is no effective groups the job becomes much more difficult both financially and in finding people to do the work.
What measures and incentives do you support to protect and conserve local heritage?
This is a difficult question to answer as a potentially new councillor because much of the answer is financial and do not yet have an incite into these activities within the council State and Federal grants should be actively sort
What is the most important heritage protection issue in your local government area?
Most of the old buildings have already been demolished or modernised but what is left should be reviewed to see if the answer is preservation, modernization, or reuse is the best option. Maintaining the rural and seafront landscape is also very important with clashes often occurring between developers and conservationists
What policies and programs will you advocate to protect and conserve heritage in your local area?
Financial constraints make it difficult for councils to do much themselves but organising volunteers and business can be made to work.
Do you support local Councils retaining development approval powers for projects over $3m in value?
Difficult for a newcomer to answer this question
Do you have any other thoughts about the protection of heritage in your Council area?