2014 candidate for Town of Walkerville.
Heritage survey responses.
What do you think Council's role is in protecting and conserving heritage?
Local governments should provide assistance to help conserve local cultural and natural heritage places.
What measures and incentives do you support to protect and conserve local heritage?
Management advice and assistance • Conservation convenants • Recognition of important sites • Rate rebates/concessions • Bonus development rights • Direct grants • Devolved grants • Ongoing management payments • Tax incentives (including removal of perverse tax incentives) • Removal of perverse land management incentives • Zoning regulations • Accredited licensing schemes • Resource based regulations • Land for wildlife schemes • Tourism, including eco-tourism promotions • Fee and tax breaks for conservation groups • Donation of a property to Wetlands and Wildlife • Mitigation banking, and other tradeable rights systems • Third party independently assessed accreditation systems • Facilitating change of ownership • Land acquisition
What is the most important heritage protection issue in your local government area?
There are two the most important issues: 1. To protect local cultural heritage 2. To protect natural heritage places, including parks, ovals, gardens and reserves.
What policies and programs will you advocate to protect and conserve heritage in your local area?
• get support from a state government • demonstrate leadership and best practice in heritage strategy and practice. • make the development and implementation of a heritage strategy, plans and funds a key component of its planning and regulatory roles. • have a corporate commitment to heritage. • invest in good advice and develops the heritage skills of staff. • provide free advice, information and support to heritage owners, developers and the wider community through provision of a heritage advisory service. • provide resources on heritage protection and management to owners, developers and the wider community. • prepare statements of heritage significance for individual places and heritage precincts through a thorough and consultative assessment process. • integrate heritage management as an essential component of environmental and sustainable development management. • provide fiscal and other forms of incentives to owners and developers. • undertake heritage promotion and education. • promote heritage tourism. • build opportunities for volunteerism in heritage areas, projects or services. • recognise and reward volunteer participation and positive outcomes for heritage places • provide training and information to heritage place owners. • build effective working relationships with relevant tourism, arts, community, and state heritage organisations. • apply best practice heritage practices and principles. • encourage the use of heritage experts.
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?
The protection of heritage in my Council area should be an objective of everybody, literally everybody, not only my local Council.