2022 candidate for City of Holdfast Bay.
Heritage survey responses.
Do you think that Councils and community members need to have a greater voice in planning and development decisions affecting their local area?
The current planning rules have undermined community input and favoured get rich quick developers and those who overdevelop land. There is no recognition that with more intense development, public open space needs to increase.
What role should Councils play in protecting local heritage places from demolition or inappropriate development?
Councils should provide the recommendation but State Government must fund the studies as heritage is a state matter for all .
How would you seek to improve protections for heritage places in your area?
The character of Glenelg as a historic village with streets of houses of a grander era is going fast with cardboard houses in multiple variations of a box are taking over. That is the taste of some people and in some cases the houses have passed a their serviceable life. Supporting the local and state heritage lists is key and I would do that.
We rarely see new places added to local heritage listings. Why do you think this is?
By now all places of heritage value should be listed. People move here for the local character and that is what should be preserved.
How has the Planning and Design Code impacted on the heritage, amenity, and environment of your area? What changes would you seek to the Code?
I am not up to speed on the current plan other than it seems weakened from what it replaced
What are the impacts of infill development in your area? What changes would you seek in the rules around infill development?
Infill is inevitable to prevent Adelaide stretching from Roseworthy to Victor Harbor. Open space is the key for quality of life and there is need for Council to purchase properties for pocket parks.
Construction of new housing typically uses 30% labour and 70% materials. Renovation of existing housing stock typically uses 70% labour and 30% materials. What policy changes would you like to see made to encourage people to renovate, rather than demolish and build anew?
Its an individual case by case matter and I dont have an answer.
How should the community be informed and involved in decisions about new developments?
Hard to say. from experience the community are poor at responding until after the event
Do you think there is adequate tree canopy across your local government area?
Never enough and roadside tree planting is very important as are changing Dept Transport rules to allow middle of the road median strip tree planting
How would you like to see significant and regulated trees in your area protected from removal?
case by case but current laws seem ok
What involvement should Councils have in decisions about protecting or removing significant and regulated trees?
Approval by CAP
What actions would you advocate to slow or mitigate the impacts of climate change in your local government area?
Stop running 3 massive diesel generators for an ice rink at Glenelg.
What issues are there with traffic and parking in your area?
Never enough but locals wont pay and wont walk.
How could transport options be improved in your area?
Transport here is excellent
What would your top three priorities be for improving planning policy and outcomes in your local government area?
More open space in the form of pocket parks
knock down a heritage place and rebuild with architecture that complimenst the area