2022 candidate for City of Onkaparinga.
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?
Yes. The new State Government Planning Code has decreased the ability of local community to have a say on developments
What role should Councils play in protecting local heritage places from demolition or inappropriate development?
Council should be register Local Heritage sites so that they are protected into the furture
How would you seek to improve protections for heritage places in your area?
A Heritage Review of the entire City to ensure all relevant sites are Local Heritage listed
We rarely see new places added to local heritage listings. Why do you think this is?
Preserving the past and creating a "story" of the history of the area for those in the future
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?
It takes a "cookie-cutter" approach to planning for the whole State rather than assess each area on it's merit and historical status
What are the impacts of infill development in your area? What changes would you seek in the rules around infill development?
Improved built-form requirements so that quality homes are built with appropriate scaling rather than "box" homes to maximises the number of homes on a site.
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?
This is up to the marketplace rather than policy making
How should the community be informed and involved in decisions about new developments?
Wider notification area and greater ability for local residents to be able to provide input to the development assessment process
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?
This is a State Government planning policy which is not working to protect significant and regulated trees. It's too easy for a developer to get their own "arborist report" to get around planning policies.
What involvement should Councils have in decisions about protecting or removing significant and regulated trees?
Onkaparinga has introduced that any significant or regulated tree on Council owned land must come to full Council Meeting for Elected Members to approve a development application proceed, rather than providing staff with this delegated ability
What actions would you advocate to slow or mitigate the impacts of climate change in your local government area?
1. Climate Smart Neighbourhoods 2. Climate Ready Communities 3. Climate Resilient Natural Areas 4. Low Carbon Transition 5. Climate Risk Reduction
What issues are there with traffic and parking in your area?
Yes. In medium density developments eg Port Noarlunga, Seaford Meadows
How could transport options be improved in your area?
Improved public transport - eg train extension to Aldinga. More bike trails which provide an interconnected network.
What would your top three priorities be for improving planning policy and outcomes in your local government area?
More Elected Members on Council Assessment Panel
Greater ability for community feedback on the Development Process
Stricter controls for removal of significant and regulated trees