2022 candidate for Town of Gawler.
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?
Just do what is in the best interests of the community
How would you seek to improve protections for heritage places in your area?
Find out the importance of the heritage item and listen to the rate payers wishes
We rarely see new places added to local heritage listings. Why do you think this is?
Keeping our history alive
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?
Intergrate heritage listed items in all planning decisions
What are the impacts of infill development in your area? What changes would you seek in the rules around infill development?
Bigger block sizes more op spaces
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?
Iower rates for people undertaking redevelopment of older dwellings maybe for a couple of years and less red tape from councils
How should the community be informed and involved in decisions about new developments?
Media -posting out informative material
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?
Just keep development a distance from them
What involvement should Councils have in decisions about protecting or removing significant and regulated trees?
Council should have all the say
What actions would you advocate to slow or mitigate the impacts of climate change in your local government area?
More solar panels placed in council areas perhaps and look at investing in electric cars
What issues are there with traffic and parking in your area?
To many limited parking times
How could transport options be improved in your area?
More free smaller buses
What would your top three priorities be for improving planning policy and outcomes in your local government area?
Bigger block sizes
More open spaces
Better infrastructure and amenities