NRA MEMBER EVENING

It’s time we got to know each other better…….and a social chat over DRINKS & NIBBLES seems the ideal way to go!!

To accommodate this, Lost Barrel Bar & Grill (134A The Parade) has agreed to allocate an area for us all to meet on Wednesday May 22 from 6.30 – 9.30pm.

The NRA will provide savoury platters at no charge, though we do ask people to purchase their own drinks.

Drop in for a short time or stay from beginning to end….the choice is yours.

If you are not a member then you are welcome to join us and sign up on the night.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!

 

Chris Francis (President) and Tom Smith (Secretary)

PROTECT OUR BUILT HERITAGE

 

WE NEED TO SPEAK UP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!

 

Here in Norwood individual State and Local Heritage listed homes and designated Historic Conservation Zones help create the ambience/lifestyle residents and visitors are constantly drawn to and have enjoyed for decades. Under new State Government planning reforms though, State and Local Heritage listings will be preserved, but Historic Conservation Zones and Contributory Items are under very real threat. Developers especially, want existing demolition barriers to the re-development of such sites removed, which would undoubtedly mean the gradual erosion of the unique local character in areas like Norwood, Kensington, St Peters & Kent Town.

 

Do we want our cherished historic streetscapes bulldozed in favour of a line of concrete boxes?? Do we want the charming village appeal of our Norwood community, ultimately destroyed?? Do we want the vested interests of a few (as with the proposed Peregrine Helipad) to outweigh the amenity/concerns of the many in relation to noise, safety and built heritage protection of the Clayton Wesley Church spire and leadlight windows??

 

If the answer to any of the above is a definitive NO, it is important to have your say and challenge these planning/development decisions without delay. Write a letter, utilise photos or even design a poster to communicate your thoughts to your Members of Parliament, Ministers (Steven Marshall, Vickie Chapman, Stephan Knoll – DPTI) and the State Planning Commission (Michael Lennox – Chairperson). These responses need to reach the recipient by May1.

 

Heritage poster

See full poster here: Heritage poster

 

Other resources:

Letter template – Letter template – CASA

Contacts for letters – Contact Details for Letter Recipients

Community Alliance fact sheets – FACT SHEETS – CASA

Parnell amendment – Parnell amendment

NRA Response to the draft Development Assessment Regulations & Practice Directions

“This submission prepared by the Norwood Residents’ Association is in response to the draft Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) (Development Assessment) Variation Regulations 2019 and draft Practice Directions.
It is important to mention at the outset that while the State Government continues to inexorably roll out significant changes to our Planning and Development system, it is our local Norwood Payneham and St Peters Council that has endeavoured to brief residents and their associations regarding the detail and implications of same. In fact, the ‘consultative’ approach adopted by government bodies thus far is primarily aimed at planning/building professionals much more au fait with associated technical language and complex regulations than ordinary citizens. Such barriers coupled with a limited response timeframe, severely inhibit public consultation/transparency on decisions which will so dramatically affect the quality of people’s lives and their freedom to interact with the planning system. Furthermore, the drastic reduction of residents’ rights to have a voice in their community is an infringement upon their civil liberty…”

This submission has been sent to the Premier, Deputy Premier, the Minister for Planning and others. You can read the full document here:

Draft Planning Development Infrastructure Regulations 2019 and Practice Directions

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