2022 candidate for District Council of Franklin Harbour.
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?
we have local knowledge and should have some leverage on decisions that don't suit there.
How would you seek to improve protections for heritage places in your area?
educate all bodies on history and value of heritage places
We rarely see new places added to local heritage listings. Why do you think this is?
possibly because of cost of maintenance etc. loss of history of listings. labour shortage within the national trust
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?
can't answer that
What are the impacts of infill development in your area? What changes would you seek in the rules around infill development?
not an issue so far in our area
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?
first home owners should be allowed to buy any house inc renos
How should the community be informed and involved in decisions about new developments?
through existing methods
Do you think there is adequate tree canopy across your local government area?
yes. however always room to plant more
How would you like to see significant and regulated trees in your area protected from removal?
What involvement should Councils have in decisions about protecting or removing significant and regulated trees?
unsure of how that process works but thinking should have have input because of local knowledge
What actions would you advocate to slow or mitigate the impacts of climate change in your local government area?
protect our natural scrub and trees
What issues are there with traffic and parking in your area?
How could transport options be improved in your area?
allow stateliner bus to carry the mail and freight
What would your top three priorities be for improving planning policy and outcomes in your local government area?
better decision making with coastal protection
education of all parties
talking to your electorate