“I just want a yes or no!”

Do Contributory Items have a place in urban renewal?

Chaired by journalist and broadcaster Carole Whitelock, the evening will commence with a short presentation from the Chair of the State Planning Commission Mr Michael Lennon, who will give us an update on the Heritage and Character policy papers for the new planning system. Panellists will include:

Mr Stephen Knight, CEO Housing Industry Association 

Adjunct Professor Elizabeth Vines OAM, Heritage Architect

Dr Darren Peacock, CEO National Trust

TBA – Representative from Urban Development Institute or Property Council

Property developers have often said that they ‘just want a yes or no’ when it comes to demolishing Contributory Items in Historic Conservation Zones. Their request may be granted very soon when the new planning system comes into force next year.  The trouble is, the answer to that question has yet to be resolved.

Community Alliance SA is here to help!  We have invited representatives from the development industry as well as heritage experts to consider this question and to explore the future of Contributory Items in urban renewal.

There appears to be a chasm between those who do not see the value of retaining Contributory Items because they get in the way of development, and those in the community who want them retained because they are the backbone of Historic Conservation Zones. However, both sides of the argument both agree that urban renewal is vital for the future of our state.

The objective of the panel session is to clearly articulate the views and options from various vantage points. It would also be advantageous to identify any common ground on the future of Contributory Items and Historic Conservation Zones in urban renewal.

The discussion is timely in the lead up to the release of the draft Planning and Design Code information papers on heritage and design. (More details on these coming soon)

The event is FREE and will include complimentary refreshments.  A quick meeting of members will follow the panel session to ratify new member groups of the Alliance and share updates on our various campaigns.

 When and Where?

Thursday, 16 May 2019 at The Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent Street, Adelaide, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Please RSVP for catering purposes to Tom Matthews on 0429 337 453 or email sa.community.alliance@gmail.com



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