10 March 2019

Conservation Zones at risk!

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At risk!!

I have just spent some tome reading Mark Parnell's address to the parliament in support of his amendment to the Planning Act that allowed the state government to introduce its Planning Code to override Unley's Development Plan (all Councils). While the new code is likely to protect specifically listed places it may not protect the thousands of homes that are protected in the Heritage Conservation Zones. These include Millswood (west of Goodwood Rd) and some of Goodwood. The current act only allows for the continuation of protection if 51% of landowners agree to the continued listing. As well as this, Unley's zones are protected by listing the non-contributory items and  protects the rest by omission. Interestingly none of these properties are included in the 12,000 places that the state government believe could be protected. There is now a groundswell of people who are working  to get landowners knowledgeable and onside. To this end the people who live in these homes, or own them, will soon receive a letter explaining the situation. This will not be a time to sit back if you love how these zones look now!

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