2022 candidate for City of Tea Tree Gully.
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?
Councils and community member should have a say in planning and development decision affecting their local area. It is their lives and livelihood that could be changed because of planning and development decisions
What role should Councils play in protecting local heritage places from demolition or inappropriate development?
They should seek to protect local heritage places by being able to approve or not approve the demolition or development after community consultation.
How would you seek to improve protections for heritage places in your area?
By being a strong voice within council and seeking changes that allow greater protection of our built and natural heritage areas
We rarely see new places added to local heritage listings. Why do you think this is?
There is an increasing disconnect with our desire to care about heritage. Frankly, people just care less these days. I personally believe we should be adding more appropriate places to local heritage listings as we need to remember where we have come from, good and bad.
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?
More community control over decisions made that will alter their living experience.
What are the impacts of infill development in your area? What changes would you seek in the rules around infill development?
The council has received a significant number of complaints from residents about issues associated with infill in our community. A hard push to increase minimum allotment size could help this.
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?
Increased grants and subsidies for renovation, instead of construction
How should the community be informed and involved in decisions about new developments?
Public notice, email and letters. Council should inform at the same time as rates going out.
Do you think there is adequate tree canopy across your local government area?
There is a good amount, we could always use more.
How would you like to see significant and regulated trees in your area protected from removal?
Ensuring council maintain them to a satisfactory level.
What involvement should Councils have in decisions about protecting or removing significant and regulated trees?
They could have complete control as they are the ones who deal mostly with them.
What actions would you advocate to slow or mitigate the impacts of climate change in your local government area?
Ensuring native areas remain and where possible, be reclaimed. Increased recycling awareness.
What issues are there with traffic and parking in your area?
Roads are a mess; they need to be better maintained. Parking is ok for the most part.
How could transport options be improved in your area?
Better bus coverage and increased quality of bus stops to promote the use of them.
What would your top three priorities be for improving planning policy and outcomes in your local government area?
Increased community voice
Better communication with the community about decisions being made
Ensuring our natural areas remain and are maintained