Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Mayor Robert Bria addressed the Environment Resources and Development Committee on the proposed State Planning changes. See the article above. His full speech can be read here:
This will be a very important meeting about the proposed State Government changes to planning rules. If you care about our built heritage you MUST come along and support the resistance to some of these changes that will affect our living environment, particularly here in Norwood. It will be held at the Norwood Concert Hall on Wednesday, 18th September – full details on the poster above.
See you there!
Heritage…..It’s More Than A Place
Historian Denise Schumann is passionate about Norwood’s history and its beautiful 19th century-built heritage. She is dismayed at recent developments on The Parade where the unique character of this historic main street and the surrounding streets is being impacted by high-rise contemporary buildings punctuating the skyline as land values increase.
These so-called ‘hip’ developments affect the amenity of one of Adelaide’s oldest suburbs. While being described facetiously as ‘urban renewal’, they systematically erode the character, change the cultural landscape and chip away at the very fabric of local life. Influential groups such as the Property Council of South Australia see the scale of our built heritage and way of life as obstacles to more lucrative developments.
Denise will walk us through the streets of Norwood, revealing the stories, the people and the lessons of history and why we need to preserve our neighbourhood. She will highlight what the loss of local planning powers means and the effects of transferring decision-making powers to remote authorities such as the State Planning Commission and Renewal SA.
Come along and hear what Denise has to say, but please first confirm your attendance.
Norwood Residents Association Heritage Walk
Date: Saturday 31 August 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Depart: Norwood Town Hall, Cnr The Parade and George Street
Led by Denise Schumann OAM
Maximum number 20 people.
Please register with Chris Francis, President of the NRA (0419 826 918)