2018 candidate for City of Mount Gambier.
Heritage survey responses.
Do you agree that the identification and protection of local heritage places is best done by local councils rather than DPTI (Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure)?
In your opinion, has the current system of local heritage protection served your community well?
In recent years yes but in the past no I don’t think so and we have lost some beautiful old buildings as a result
Should councils reject proposals to list local places of historic merit simply because an owner objects?
No. They have a right to put their case but all the facts need to be considered in making the final decision
Should neighbours of local heritage listed buildings have a right of appeal on development applications that propose demolition?
Yes as should others in the community
Should buildings listed as Contributory Items in your council area receive better protection?
I have to admit to not knowing enough about this area. But if an issues arises with such an item I will make sure I am fully informed.
Do you agree that places proposed for listing by your council as Local Heritage or Contributory Items should be subject to review by DPTI? Or would reviews be more appropriately conducted by an independent source of expert advice?
Independent source of expert advice
Would you like to see your council work more closely with the National Trust of SA in protecting heritage, for example, by signing up as one of the Trust's Civic Partners?
I would welcome more information and discussion on that proposal
What are your personal suggestions for improving the way your council handles policy and planning?
Should councils actively encourage individuals to nominate places for consideration as local heritage?
Yes. The city of Mount Gambier has Heritage Sub Committee that plays a useful role in that area