2014 candidate for City of Onkaparinga.
Heritage survey responses.
What do you think Council's role is in protecting and conserving heritage?
The main process through whick Council can protect and conserve heritage is through the Development process and through working with local heritage groups a the State heritage bodies to ensure the validity of heritage buildings, sites and areas. Unfortunately there seems to be a push to take some of this control away through State Development Legislation.
What measures and incentives do you support to protect and conserve local heritage?
The provision of Heritage Grants and also direct action (funding) from the Council to preserve heritage buildings and sites. Also the provision of information regarding heritage buildings and areas.
What is the most important heritage protection issue in your local government area?
Maintaining the older village feel of some of our older areas. Protecting areas and sites that have significant indigenous heritage (Kaurna sites, Tjilbruke trail, Ochre sites).
What policies and programs will you advocate to protect and conserve heritage in your local area?
Vigilant identification of current and prospective heritage sites. Maintaining Heritage funding and grants.
Do you support local Councils retaining development approval powers for projects over $3m in value?
Indeed, at least some level of control.
Do you have any other thoughts about the protection of heritage in your Council area?
I think The City of Onkaparinga should work with adjoining Councils to improve identification and signage for the Tjilbruke Trail .