2022 candidate for City of Unley.
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?
Lobbying State Government, although past experience shows that this has so far been fruitless. Nevertheless, need to continue to advocate.
How would you seek to improve protections for heritage places in your area?
No more rubber stamping to demolish heritage buildings. Raise the bar. Process should ensure no conflicts of interest between local government planners and developers.
We rarely see new places added to local heritage listings. Why do you think this is?
Heritage is a continuum; we need to preserve our history.
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?
Code is a rubber stamp, rules are bent too easily to demolish.
What are the impacts of infill development in your area? What changes would you seek in the rules around infill development?
Loss of trees. Poor stormwater run-off.
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?
Letter boxing. Email. Signage.
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?
Make it very hard to raze trees for development. Impose $$$ penalties.
What involvement should Councils have in decisions about protecting or removing significant and regulated trees?
Councils just administer. The Code needs to be changed.
What actions would you advocate to slow or mitigate the impacts of climate change in your local government area?
More trees and vegetation, carbon neutral council operations, waste used in the circular economy.
What issues are there with traffic and parking in your area?
Not too many
What would your top three priorities be for improving planning policy and outcomes in your local government area?
Good public transport