2022 candidate for District Council of Mount Barker.
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?
What role should Councils play in protecting local heritage places from demolition or inappropriate development?
A strong one
How would you seek to improve protections for heritage places in your area?
Contact Heritage department
We rarely see new places added to local heritage listings. Why do you think this is?
Isn’t Heritage old??? New places wouldn’t be seen as heritage.
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?
What are the impacts of infill development in your area? What changes would you seek in the rules around infill development?
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?
By group meetings
Do you think there is adequate tree canopy across your local government area?
How would you like to see significant and regulated trees in your area protected from removal?
Isn’t this already in place?
What involvement should Councils have in decisions about protecting or removing significant and regulated trees?
A strong one.
What actions would you advocate to slow or mitigate the impacts of climate change in your local government area?
What issues are there with traffic and parking in your area?
How could transport options be improved in your area?
More car parking, and a train
What would your top three priorities be for improving planning policy and outcomes in your local government area?
A halt to development
For departments to talk to each other so money isn’t wasted