Our new Committee has certainly had to hit the ground running!!

Since our official election to office on September 12, we have been busy with:

  • A formal written submission outlining our views on proposed changes to State Planning Policies and their perceived impact at both a state and a local community level (completed September 21). Read this here: 180920 NRA submission – state planning policy
  • Discussion with Penny Gordon at Steven Marshall’s Electoral Office. The aim was to voice growing resident concerns about new legislation adversely affecting long accepted development approval processes and limiting their rights to have input on matters which directly affect their quality of life and amenity in Norwood.
  • Research in conjunction with the Historical Society and NPSP Council for a written response to the Parliamentary Heritage Inquiry (completed September 28). Read this here: 180928 NRA Heritage submission – Final
  • Meeting with the NPSP Planning Department for explanation of the  Assessment Pathways and Performance Indicators Discussion Paper/Workshop, followed by a subsequent submission addressing the Assessment Pathways Technical Paper (completed October 16). Read this here: Assessment Pathway Submission
  • Extensive liaison with the Kensington Residents Association on matters of mutual interest/concern, especially planning/co-ordinating our joint ‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum and considering a stance on the proposed Peregrine helipad
  • Disseminating resident information via the community noticeboard, Facebook, NRA website and The Messenger
  • Establishing links with Community Alliance SA Inc to cultivate collective strength with other resident associations, thereby giving us a louder voice on issues like urban in-fill, high rise development and heritage protection

As stated at our public meeting, the Norwood community faces many pressing issues.  Residents not only need to be acutely mindful of these but must also be prepared to fight hard to protect their threatened rights/interests.

Our NRA believes in people power, but we can only succeed if residents wholeheartedly embrace commitment over complacency and action over apathy!!

Meet the Candidates: Local Government Elections 2018 Kensington/East Norwood and West Norwood/Kent Town wards

Our recent ‘Meet the Candidates’ session run in co-operation with the Kensington Residents’ Association was an informative and interesting evening. We heard from the ward and Mayoral nominees who were then subjected to some vigorous questioning by the assembled crowd.

Whether you did or did not attend please don’t forget to vote!
Refer below for some helpful information.

Word file of candidates’ details Candidates Data 2018 – Public 

Statements from candidates CandidateStatements

Details of Candidates for NPSP Council election 2018: Candidates Data 2018 – Public

How will State Government proposals affect you?

Continue reading “Meet the Candidates: Local Government Elections 2018 Kensington/East Norwood and West Norwood/Kent Town wards”

State Planning Policies and Heritage Enquiry by Parliamentary Committee

These two significant State Government issues concern Heritage protection and planning. The State Planning Policies were described and discussed at the recent NRA general meeting. Your committee submitted submissions for both of these and they can be found on this website:

180928 NRA Heritage submission – Final

180920 NRA submission – state planning policy

  1. The Heritage Inquiry initiated by a parliamentary Committee

For residents in Norwood especially, built heritage is our unique and valuable link to the past and an irreplaceable asset to our community.  We cannot afford to be silent if/when remote government bodies with little to no investment in our precinct, seek to influence/regulate those areas which help define us and which greatly affect the quality of our daily lives.

2. The Draft State Planning Policies.

There are 96 of them but ONE concerns cultural heritage. There is scant mention of the protection of built heritage and no mention of Historic Conservation Zones or Residential Character Zones in this draft policy.

For your reference, the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters endorsed submissions to both consultations.

Submission from NPSP Council 1

Submission from NPSP Council 2

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