2022 candidate for District Council of Loxton Waikerie.
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?
a greater voice would be a good move as long as it is not general operational planning & development items
What role should Councils play in protecting local heritage places from demolition or inappropriate development?
council should have a hands on role in protecting local heritages places from demolition or inappropriate development
How would you seek to improve protections for heritage places in your area?
these should be listed and easily found on the council website. They should have regular site reviews and the council should work through how maintenance funds could be sourced for the sites.
We rarely see new places added to local heritage listings. Why do you think this is?
General public does not know how to or who to contact about what constitutes a local heritage listing could be - education is required History is preserved if new places are added
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 need to research this as I am unaware of what is currently in the code
What are the impacts of infill development in your area? What changes would you seek in the rules around infill development?
none at this time
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?
How should the community be informed and involved in decisions about new developments?
council websites & newsletters
Do you think there is adequate tree canopy across your local government area?
probably but there is always room for more tree canopy
How would you like to see significant and regulated trees in your area protected from removal?
these need to be clearly identified & signed so the whole community is aware
What involvement should Councils have in decisions about protecting or removing significant and regulated trees?
council should ensure these are protected and their staff education/awareness needs to be updated regularly on the significant & regulated trees
What actions would you advocate to slow or mitigate the impacts of climate change in your local government area?
continue to have parks & gardens include in Development Plan rules around new/upgrading new buildings with appropriate items to reduce climate change
What issues are there with traffic and parking in your area?
How could transport options be improved in your area?
these might be improved by continually upgrading roads and including parking bays and overtaking lanes
What would your top three priorities be for improving planning policy and outcomes in your local government area?
regular review of development plan by council
education of councillors to ensure they understand the development plan
ensure community are genuinely heard when they provide feedback and receive the education/advice they require