2022 candidate for City of Playford.
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?
Oh definitely, for some reasons roads are getting skinnier which makes it dangerous for road side parking and emergency vehicles having access to roads. A lot of residents would like to see smaller heights in trees on the verges due to blocking the sun on solar systems and the safety hazards of limb dropping for some reason have not been carefully thought of researched and taken into account.. there’s also a cost with councils paying contractors when correctional services are there for the maintenance of the community with some matters which would save councils in costs if they were to utilise the right groups for the right jobs
What role should Councils play in protecting local heritage places from demolition or inappropriate development?
It shouldn’t even be a question, councils need to hang onto some heritage buildings which have helped the community obtain their identities and through this communities can establish museum tours of their towns heritage
How would you seek to improve protections for heritage places in your area?
I’d have correctional services maintaining these landmarks which will not be a cost to rate payers. Trees and buildings fall into this heritage umberella and each should be given the respect and maintenance they deserve
We rarely see new places added to local heritage listings. Why do you think this is?
If a building is being built for reason alone of keeping information of town histories the. These places should be mentioned before building that it will be used for historical society information and respected in such manner
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?
There isn’t a lot of historical building where I live for some reason most have been ripped down one example is the old smith creek school, such a shame to see something with so much valuable history gone
What are the impacts of infill development in your area? What changes would you seek in the rules around infill development?
I’d be considering the impact it had on our community, the safety aspects and the meaning behind such structures
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?
To show them the new improvements they can actually do to historical sites retain their look and implementing modern twists to things without having them removed
How should the community be informed and involved in decisions about new developments?
Community means people coming together a councillor is a voice for the community who work for the people in the community therefore to have the community come together with ideas that they are happy with is detrimental to the actions taken
Do you think there is adequate tree canopy across your local government area?
No and I think it can improve with community inout in what tree can go where with proper education on the life and size of trees this way we can put the right trees in the right places suited to the surroundings around it
How would you like to see significant and regulated trees in your area protected from removal?
If they are termite or borer ridden then they need to go if they are healthy they need to stay but if it’s the wrong kind of tree in the wrong kind of place then a suitable tree needs to be planted before the removal of a certain tree
What involvement should Councils have in decisions about protecting or removing significant and regulated trees?
This always needs to be given to the community with all the Information regarding the health of the tree before all decisions are made
What actions would you advocate to slow or mitigate the impacts of climate change in your local government area?
More renewables more trees for shade and more environmental respect with waste rubbish landfills trees and everything else that makes up a community
What issues are there with traffic and parking in your area?
Roads need to be wider not smaller. Small roads in built up areas is a daffy duck and goofy planning
How could transport options be improved in your area?
With a growing area more transport seriously needs to be adopted to keep up with the flow and demand
What would your top three priorities be for improving planning policy and outcomes in your local government area?
Bigger areas for street parking and emergency vehicles to go through
More public toilets and amenities through the community