AHAA 2022 Victorian Election Candidate Survey

AHAA is determined to ensure that heritage issues are firmly on the policy agenda of ALL political parties and on the personal ‘radar’ of ALL candidates competing in the electorates across Victoria.

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AHAA Victorian Election Candidate Survey

All candidates in the 2022 Victorian State Election were asked to respond to 22 questions.

Candidate Survey Responses

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  • Only Candidates who respond to AHAA will be listed below.
  • If the Candidates name is not there – we have not received a response.
  • Candidates who responded only an automated acknowledgement of receipt of the AHAA material and made no comment are not listed. No response from the Candidate and reflects a lack of support for Heritage Reform.
  • Note: The majority of Candidates from the Liberal and ALP ignored he AHAA survey. Several responded by saying that Party HQ or designated a experienced Candidate would respond on behalf of all candidates. AHAA responded promptly reminding candidates that we were seeking responses individual candidates and not party-wide responses.
  • Minor parties Justice Party, Greens, Victorian Socialists responded but ion the three surveys were ‘party’ policy.
  • Some independents responded – and offered to engage with AHAA post- election.Some did not provide email addresses.
  • Candidates email addresses were not available form certain minor parties, AHHA sent the Survey to specified office email address and requested that their Candidate be sent the AHAA Survey. eg. DLP, Socialist Alliance, Freedom, UAP, LDP, Once Nation,Health Australia,Justice
  • Party Policy Documents are lodged at the end of the List
Listed alphabetic by electorate
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Your Name: Peter Morgan Greens

Electorate: ASHWOOD

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalX 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power. X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsX 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens). X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets. X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies. X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the establishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?X 
Comment: Submitted Greens policy https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning 

Name: Asher Judah Liberal

Electorate: ASHWOOD

Comment: I believe we need to do more to preserve Melbourne’s unique housing culture. So all strength to you!In regard to your survey, my Party spokesperson, Ryan Smith MLA, will reply on behalf of my campaign. Best of luck with your mission to protect our heritage. You have my support.

B

Name: Jeni Jobe Community Independent

Electorate: BASS

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental X 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.  X
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils X 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.  X
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).   X
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.   X
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? X 
Comment: I am glad your definition of Heritage includes Australia’s deep history. The destruction of Indigenous sites by extractive mining interests robs all Australians of their heritage and can not be permitted to continue.     

Name: Michael Tolhurst Greens

Electorate: BENDIGO EAST

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Y 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Y 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Y 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Y 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Y 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Y 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Y 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Y 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Y 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.   N
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  N
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Y 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Y 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Y 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Y 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Y 
COMMENT:Submitted Greens policy
You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning

Name: Vyonne McLelland-Howe Animal Justice Party

Electorate: BENDIGO EAST

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental X 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils X 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? X 

 Name: Omar Hassan Victorian Socialist

Electorate: BROADMEADOWS

 YesNo
I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  No
Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  No
Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 

Name: Sally Gibson  Independent
Electorate: BRIGHTON

Yes No
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Y 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Y 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Y 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Y 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Y 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Y 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Y 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.   X
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.   Y 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Y 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Y 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.   X
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. 0 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  0 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). 0 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). 0 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Y 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Y 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Y 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?  Y
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Y 
Comment: My preference over a lottery as a way of generating income to protect heritage is that funds should come from general revenue. Also in general I don’t support gambling. I need more information to ascertain if yet another statutory body is needed and another ministry is needed and that it’s simply not a case of current bodies not doing their job. I’m also calling for VCAT to be restored to its original function as a people’s tribunal where all parties represent themselves.

Name:  Ben Sutter Reason Party

Electorate: BROADMEADOWS  

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 

Name: Tim Read  Greens

Electorate:  BRUNSWICK 

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalX 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power. X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsX 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens). X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets. X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies. X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?X 
Comment: Submitted Greens policy
You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning

Name: Shea Evans Reason Party 

Electorate: BRUNSWICK

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 

Name: Nahui Jimenez Ludekens Victorian Socialists

Electorate :BRUNSWICK

YesNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  No
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  No
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 
COMMENT:You can read our full policy statement at https://victoriansocialists.org.au/policies/cities but most relevant to heritage issues:

Name : Ian Rogers ALP

Electorate: BULLEEN

No Survey submitted – COMMENT: Thank you for the reminder about your organisation’s candidate survey. I apologise for not responding earlier.I can assure you that I am very sympathetic to your aims and objectives and during my working life at Arts Victoria (now Creative Victoria) I was involved in many project that included heritage protection of our cultural infrastructure. However, I am reluctant to give simple yes/no answers to many of the questions in your survey . In some cases, – particularly the “I am aware…” questions, a yes or no response does not leave room for some of the nuances of a particular topic nor does the format leave room for any qualification to a response.  Accordingly I will not be responding in the way that you have asked.Thank you for your work and best wishes

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Name: Bec Buchanan Liberal

Electorate: CARRUM

Comment: Candidate did not complete AHAA Survey but stated “The Hon Ryan Smith MP has responded on my behalf as the relevant Shadow Minister”.( see Electorate of Warrandyte)

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Name: Tania White  Healthy Australian Party 

Electorate: EASTERN VICTORIA REGION

Name: Daniel Nair Dadich  Victorian Socialist

Electorate: ESSENDON

YesNo
I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  No
Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  No
Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 
Comment: Submitted Greens Policy
https://victoriansocialists.org.au/policies/cities 
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Name: Paul Tatchell LIBERAL

Electorate: EUREKA

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.yes  
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? yes 
COMMENT: I am chair of the Moorabool Heritage committee.

Name: Brad Hearn  Liberal
Electorate: EUROA

Comment : I care about preserving our Nation and State’s History. I will not complete the checklist below but I will thank you for your time in reaching out to me. I will also let you know that I am eager to work closely with all groups on ensuring that we hold our history in high esteem and look after if for future generations. Happy to discuss these items with you personally and how they impact our great electorate of Euroa. I fear that completing the list below would not do justice to communicating my feelings and beliefs on each matter. Note: 18/10 AHAA responded proposal to discuss.

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Name: Nick Savage Greens

Electorate: HAWTHORN

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AHAA 2022 Victorian Election Candidate Survey

AHAA is determined to ensure that heritage issues are firmly on the policy agenda of ALL political parties and on the personal ‘radar’ of ALL candidates competing in the electorates across Victoria.

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AHAA Victorian Election Candidate Survey

All candidates in the 2022 Victorian State Election were asked to respond to 22 questions.

Candidate Survey Responses

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  • Only Candidates who respond to AHAA will be listed below.
  • If the Candidates name is not there – we have not received a response.
  • Candidates who responded only an automated acknowledgement of receipt of the AHAA material and made no comment are not listed. No response from the Candidate and reflects a lack of support for Heritage Reform.
  • Note: The majority of Candidates from the Liberal and ALP ignored he AHAA survey. Several responded by saying that Party HQ or designated a experienced Candidate would respond on behalf of all candidates. AHAA responded promptly reminding candidates that we were seeking responses individual candidates and not party-wide responses.
  • Minor parties Justice Party, Greens, Victorian Socialists responded but ion the three surveys were ‘party’ policy.
  • Some independents responded – and offered to engage with AHAA post- election.Some did not provide email addresses.
  • Candidates email addresses were not available form certain minor parties, AHHA sent the Survey to specified office email address and requested that their Candidate be sent the AHAA Survey. eg. DLP, Socialist Alliance, Freedom, UAP, LDP, Once Nation,Health Australia,Justice
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Your Name: Peter Morgan Greens

Electorate: ASHWOOD

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalX 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power. X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsX 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens). X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets. X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies. X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the establishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?X 
Comment: Submitted Greens policy https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning 



Name: Asher Judah Liberal

Electorate: ASHWOOD

Comment: I believe we need to do more to preserve Melbourne’s unique housing culture. So all strength to you!In regard to your survey, my Party spokesperson, Ryan Smith MLA, will reply on behalf of my campaign. Best of luck with your mission to protect our heritage. You have my support.

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Name: Jeni Jobe Community Independent

Electorate: BASS

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental X 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.  X
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils X 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.  X
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).   X
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.   X
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? X 
Comment: I am glad your definition of Heritage includes Australia’s deep history. The destruction of Indigenous sites by extractive mining interests robs all Australians of their heritage and can not be permitted to continue.     





Name: Michael Tolhurst Greens

Electorate: BENDIGO EAST

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Y 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Y 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Y 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Y 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Y 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Y 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Y 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Y 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Y 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.   N
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  N
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Y 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Y 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Y 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Y 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Y 
COMMENT:Submitted Greens policy
You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning




Name: Vyonne McLelland-Howe Animal Justice Party

Electorate: BENDIGO EAST

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental X 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils X 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? X 



 Name: Omar Hassan Victorian Socialist

Electorate: BROADMEADOWS

 YesNo
I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  No
Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  No
Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 



Name: Sally Gibson  Independent
Electorate: BRIGHTON

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Y 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Y 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Y 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Y 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Y 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Y 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Y 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.   X
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.   Y 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Y 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Y 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.   X
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. 0 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  0 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). 0 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). 0 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Y 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Y 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Y 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?  Y
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Y 
Comment: My preference over a lottery as a way of generating income to protect heritage is that funds should come from general revenue. Also in general I don’t support gambling. I need more information to ascertain if yet another statutory body is needed and another ministry is needed and that it’s simply not a case of current bodies not doing their job. I’m also calling for VCAT to be restored to its original function as a people’s tribunal where all parties represent themselves.



Name:  Ben Sutter Reason Party

Electorate: BROADMEADOWS  

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 



Name: Tim Read  Greens

Electorate:  BRUNSWICK 

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalX 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power. X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsX 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens). X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets. X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies. X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?X 
Comment: Submitted Greens policy
You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning




Name: Shea Evans Reason Party 

Electorate: BRUNSWICK

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 



Name: Nahui Jimenez Ludekens Victorian Socialists

Electorate :BRUNSWICK

YesNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  No
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  No
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 
COMMENT:You can read our full policy statement at https://victoriansocialists.org.au/policies/cities but most relevant to heritage issues:



Name : Ian Rogers ALP

Electorate: BULLEEN

No Survey submitted – COMMENT: Thank you for the reminder about your organisation’s candidate survey. I apologise for not responding earlier.I can assure you that I am very sympathetic to your aims and objectives and during my working life at Arts Victoria (now Creative Victoria) I was involved in many project that included heritage protection of our cultural infrastructure. However, I am reluctant to give simple yes/no answers to many of the questions in your survey . In some cases, – particularly the “I am aware…” questions, a yes or no response does not leave room for some of the nuances of a particular topic nor does the format leave room for any qualification to a response.  Accordingly I will not be responding in the way that you have asked.Thank you for your work and best wishes

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Name: Bec Buchanan Liberal

Electorate: CARRUM

Comment: Candidate did not complete AHAA Survey but stated “The Hon Ryan Smith MP has responded on my behalf as the relevant Shadow Minister”.( see Electorate of Warrandyte)

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Name: Tania White  Healthy Australian Party 

Electorate: EASTERN VICTORIA REGION

Name: Daniel Nair Dadich  Victorian Socialist

Electorate: ESSENDON

YesNo
I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  No
Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  No
Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 
Comment: Submitted Greens Policy
https://victoriansocialists.org.au/policies/cities 


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Name: Paul Tatchell LIBERAL

Electorate: EUREKA

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.yes  
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? yes 
COMMENT: I am chair of the Moorabool Heritage committee.



Name: Brad Hearn  Liberal
Electorate: EUROA

Comment : I care about preserving our Nation and State’s History. I will not complete the checklist below but I will thank you for your time in reaching out to me. I will also let you know that I am eager to work closely with all groups on ensuring that we hold our history in high esteem and look after if for future generations. Happy to discuss these items with you personally and how they impact our great electorate of Euroa. I fear that completing the list below would not do justice to communicating my feelings and beliefs on each matter. Note: 18/10 AHAA responded proposal to discuss.

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Name: Nick Savage Greens

Electorate: HAWTHORN



Name: John Pesutto Liberal

Electorate: HAWTHORN

Survey not competed but extensive Comment: Preserving the character and liveability of Kew and Hawthorn Residents in the electorates of Kew and Hawthorn will be granted certainty that the unique character of their neighbourhoods will be protected under a Matt Guy Liberals and Nationals Government.Over the past eight years, Labor has ignored the concerns of these communities, who value the rich heritage of their streets, by failing to protect important heritage buildings. Worst of all, Labor gutted the intent of the previous Liberals and Nationals’ Neighbourhood Residential Zones, by removing height and density limits, against community wishes. Victoria’s built heritage is also at risk under Labor, whose policy of 70 percent of new development occurring in leafy, established areas like Kew and Hawthorn has resulted in developers buying up local, older properties as redevelopment sites. Melbourne was renowned as one of the world’s great Victorian-era cities, and we should do our utmost to protect our heritage, which provides a connection to the past and sense of place and identity for current and future Victorians. Such prioritisation of development over the preservation of heritage has led to the loss of so much of our history and neighbourhood character in these beautiful inner-city suburbs. Although more affordable housing is needed, these developments have not achieved that, and are instead ruining local liveability, neighbourhood character and our environment. That’s why, within our first 100 days, a Liberals and Nationals Government will implement comprehensive planning protections that stops the endless debates and gets the balance right, giving everyone certainty and respecting local heritage. A Liberals and Nationals Government will re-instate the Neighbourhood Residential Zone protections to preserve their local character and amenity.The features of these new Neighbourhood Residential Zones (NRZ) will include:,,1.    A mechanism which respects identified neighbourhood character. 2.       A requirement for the preservation of existing tree canopy. 3.       A two-dwelling maximum on a titled site. 4.       A mandatory height limit of 8 metres (2 stories) for residential buildings, with the ability for a council to specify a mandatory height limit in a schedule to a zone to take account of existing built form.Further, the Liberals and Nationals will improve the protection of Victoria’s built heritage and pre-1930 homes by: 1.       Requiring the approval of a responsible planning authority before the building can be demolished; and 2.       Requiring the home owner provide evidence of the building no longer possessing heritage value before demolition. Shadow Minister for Planning and Heritage, Ryan Smith, said only the Liberals and Nationals would preserve the character and amenity of Melbourne’s suburbs.“Under a Liberals and Nationals Government, we’ll oppose inappropriate development and are committed to protect liveability, heritage, and neighbourhood character. Liberal Candidate for Hawthorn, John Pesutto, said he was proud to be part of a team that listens to the community, instead of brushing them off.which provides a connection to the past and sense of place and identity for current and future Victorians. Such prioritisation of development over the preservation of heritage has led to the loss of so much of our history and neighbourhood character in these beautiful inner-city suburbs. Although more affordable housing is needed, these developments have not achieved that, and are instead ruining local liveability, neighbourhood character and our environment. That’s why, within our first 100 days, a Liberals and Nationals Government will implement comprehensive planning protections that stops the endless debates and gets the balance right, giving everyone certainty and respecting local heritage. A Liberals and Nationals Government will re-instate the Neighbourhood Residential Zone protections to preserve their local character and amenity.The features of these new Neighbourhood Residential Zones (NRZ) will include:,,1.    A mechanism which respects identified neighbourhood character. 2.       A requirement for the preservation of existing tree canopy. 3.       A two-dwelling maximum on a titled site. 4.       A mandatory height limit of 8 metres (2 stories) for residential buildings, with the ability for a council to specify a mandatory height limit in a schedule to a zone to take account of existing built form.Further, the Liberals and Nationals will improve the protection of Victoria’s built heritage and pre-1930 homes by: 1.       Requiring the approval of a responsible planning authority before the building can be demolished; and 2.       Requiring the home owner provide evidence of the building no longer possessing heritage value before demolition. Shadow Minister for Planning and Heritage, Ryan Smith, said only the Liberals and Nationals would preserve the character and amenity of Melbourne’s suburbs.“Under a Liberals and Nationals Government, we’ll oppose inappropriate development and are committed to protect liveability, heritage, and neighbourhood character. Liberal Candidate for Hawthorn, John Pesutto, said he was proud to be part of a team that listens to the community, instead of brushing them off.

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Name: Jess Wilson Liberal

Electorate: KEW

No survey completed . Comment: Liberal Candidate for Kew, Jess Wilson, said it was essential the character and heritage of the electorate of Kew – taking in the suburbs of Kew, Balwyn, Canterbury, Deepdene, Kew East, Mont Albert, Surrey Hills and Balwyn North – is protected.

Name: Belle Gibson Victorian Socialists
Electorate: KOROROIT

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalY 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.Y 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power. Y 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.Y 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsY 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.Y 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens). Y 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy. Y 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets. Y 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no  protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies. Y 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.Y 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy. Y 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.Y 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets. Y 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the establishment of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Y
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). x
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?x
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?Y 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.Y 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?Y 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?Y 
Comment: Submitted VS policy
 You can read our full policy statement at
https://victoriansocialists.org.au/policies/cities 






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Name: Sarah Hathway Socialist Alliance

Electorate: LARA

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.Yes  
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?Yes  
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.Yes  
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?Yes  
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 



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Name: Nicola Foxworthy Reason Party 

Electorate: MELBOURNE

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 



Name: Rebecca Thistleton ALP

Electorate: MELBOURNE

 Comment provided during 40 minute meeting.

Name: Ellen Sandell Greens

Electorate: MELBOURNE 

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalX 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power. X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsX 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens). X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets. X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies. X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?X 
Comment: Submitted Greens Policy
You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning




Name: Colleen Bolger Victorian Socialists
Electorate: MELBOURNE

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalYes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsYes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no  protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment  of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). No
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). NO
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?Yes 
Comment: You can read our full policy statement at
 https://victoriansocialists.org.au/policies/cities




Name: Harry Sinclair Greens

Electorate: MORNINGTON

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Y 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Y 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Y 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Y 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Y 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Y 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Y 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Y 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Y 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.   N
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  N
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Y 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Y 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Y 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Y 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Y 
COMMENT: You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning

Name: John Pesutto Liberal

Electorate: HAWTHORN

Survey not competed but extensive Comment: Preserving the character and liveability of Kew and Hawthorn Residents in the electorates of Kew and Hawthorn will be granted certainty that the unique character of their neighbourhoods will be protected under a Matt Guy Liberals and Nationals Government.Over the past eight years, Labor has ignored the concerns of these communities, who value the rich heritage of their streets, by failing to protect important heritage buildings. Worst of all, Labor gutted the intent of the previous Liberals and Nationals’ Neighbourhood Residential Zones, by removing height and density limits, against community wishes. Victoria’s built heritage is also at risk under Labor, whose policy of 70 percent of new development occurring in leafy, established areas like Kew and Hawthorn has resulted in developers buying up local, older properties as redevelopment sites. Melbourne was renowned as one of the world’s great Victorian-era cities, and we should do our utmost to protect our heritage, which provides a connection to the past and sense of place and identity for current and future Victorians. Such prioritisation of development over the preservation of heritage has led to the loss of so much of our history and neighbourhood character in these beautiful inner-city suburbs. Although more affordable housing is needed, these developments have not achieved that, and are instead ruining local liveability, neighbourhood character and our environment. That’s why, within our first 100 days, a Liberals and Nationals Government will implement comprehensive planning protections that stops the endless debates and gets the balance right, giving everyone certainty and respecting local heritage. A Liberals and Nationals Government will re-instate the Neighbourhood Residential Zone protections to preserve their local character and amenity.The features of these new Neighbourhood Residential Zones (NRZ) will include:,,1.    A mechanism which respects identified neighbourhood character. 2.       A requirement for the preservation of existing tree canopy. 3.       A two-dwelling maximum on a titled site. 4.       A mandatory height limit of 8 metres (2 stories) for residential buildings, with the ability for a council to specify a mandatory height limit in a schedule to a zone to take account of existing built form.Further, the Liberals and Nationals will improve the protection of Victoria’s built heritage and pre-1930 homes by: 1.       Requiring the approval of a responsible planning authority before the building can be demolished; and 2.       Requiring the home owner provide evidence of the building no longer possessing heritage value before demolition. Shadow Minister for Planning and Heritage, Ryan Smith, said only the Liberals and Nationals would preserve the character and amenity of Melbourne’s suburbs.“Under a Liberals and Nationals Government, we’ll oppose inappropriate development and are committed to protect liveability, heritage, and neighbourhood character. Liberal Candidate for Hawthorn, John Pesutto, said he was proud to be part of a team that listens to the community, instead of brushing them off.which provides a connection to the past and sense of place and identity for current and future Victorians. Such prioritisation of development over the preservation of heritage has led to the loss of so much of our history and neighbourhood character in these beautiful inner-city suburbs. Although more affordable housing is needed, these developments have not achieved that, and are instead ruining local liveability, neighbourhood character and our environment. That’s why, within our first 100 days, a Liberals and Nationals Government will implement comprehensive planning protections that stops the endless debates and gets the balance right, giving everyone certainty and respecting local heritage. A Liberals and Nationals Government will re-instate the Neighbourhood Residential Zone protections to preserve their local character and amenity.The features of these new Neighbourhood Residential Zones (NRZ) will include:,,1.    A mechanism which respects identified neighbourhood character. 2.       A requirement for the preservation of existing tree canopy. 3.       A two-dwelling maximum on a titled site. 4.       A mandatory height limit of 8 metres (2 stories) for residential buildings, with the ability for a council to specify a mandatory height limit in a schedule to a zone to take account of existing built form.Further, the Liberals and Nationals will improve the protection of Victoria’s built heritage and pre-1930 homes by: 1.       Requiring the approval of a responsible planning authority before the building can be demolished; and 2.       Requiring the home owner provide evidence of the building no longer possessing heritage value before demolition. Shadow Minister for Planning and Heritage, Ryan Smith, said only the Liberals and Nationals would preserve the character and amenity of Melbourne’s suburbs.“Under a Liberals and Nationals Government, we’ll oppose inappropriate development and are committed to protect liveability, heritage, and neighbourhood character. Liberal Candidate for Hawthorn, John Pesutto, said he was proud to be part of a team that listens to the community, instead of brushing them off.

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Name: Jess Wilson Liberal

Electorate: KEW

No survey completed . Comment: Liberal Candidate for Kew, Jess Wilson, said it was essential the character and heritage of the electorate of Kew – taking in the suburbs of Kew, Balwyn, Canterbury, Deepdene, Kew East, Mont Albert, Surrey Hills and Balwyn North – is protected.

Name: Belle Gibson Victorian Socialists
Electorate: KOROROIT

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalY 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.Y 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power. Y 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.Y 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsY 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.Y 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens). Y 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy. Y 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets. Y 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no  protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies. Y 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.Y 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy. Y 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.Y 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets. Y 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the establishment of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Y
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). x
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?x
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?Y 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.Y 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?Y 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?Y 
Comment: Submitted VS policy
 You can read our full policy statement at
https://victoriansocialists.org.au/policies/cities 

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Name: Sarah Hathway Socialist Alliance

Electorate: LARA

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.Yes  
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?Yes  
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.Yes  
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?Yes  
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 

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Name: Nicola Foxworthy Reason Party 

Electorate: MELBOURNE

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 

Name: Rebecca Thistleton ALP

Electorate: MELBOURNE

 Comment provided during 40 minute meeting.

Name: Ellen Sandell Greens

Electorate: MELBOURNE 

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalX 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power. X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsX 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens). X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets. X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies. X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?X 
Comment: Submitted Greens Policy
You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning

Name: Colleen Bolger Victorian Socialists
Electorate: MELBOURNE

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalYes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsYes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no  protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment  of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). No
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). NO
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?Yes 
Comment: You can read our full policy statement at
 https://victoriansocialists.org.au/policies/cities

Name: Harry Sinclair Greens

Electorate: MORNINGTON

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Y 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Y 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Y 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Y 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Y 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Y 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Y 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Y 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Y 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.   N
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  N
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Y 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Y 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Y 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Y 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Y 
COMMENT: You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning

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Name: Elizabeth Woolcock Independent

Electorate: NEPEAN

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. No 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  No 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. No 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  No 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  No 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. No 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 

Name : Annette Samuel Liberal

Electorate: NARRE WARREN SOUTH

Comment: Candidate did not complete survey but referred to the AHAA Survey response submitted by Ryan Smith contesting the Electorate of WARRANDYTE

Name: Air Puglielli

Electorate: NORTH EASTERN METROPOLITAN

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental x 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. x 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  x 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. x 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils x 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. x 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  x 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  x 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  x 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  x 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. x 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  x 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. x 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.   x
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  x
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  x
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? x 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? x 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. x 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? x 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? x 
Comment: I support strong heritage protection laws to protect our heritage and conserve key sites. I support many of the policy points raised in this survey, including better protection of heritage precincts and enforcement against breaches. That said, First Nations cultural heritage must be protected and managed by First Nations communities – this is essential. I wouldn’t support a sole heritage authority overseeing all aspects of heritage and culture, which would restrict the rights of First Nations people to protect their heritage. The Greens have big plans to reform the planning system in Victoria, which you can read about here:   https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning 

Name: Leesa Munro Healthy Australian Party 

Electorate: North Eastern Metropolitan Region 

Comment: Candidate referred to the AHAA Survey response submitted by Isaac Golden contesting the Electorate of WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

Name: Campbell Gome Green

Electorate: NORTHCOTE

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental X 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils X 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.   X
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? X 
Comment: Submitted Greens policy
You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning 

Name: Jerome Small VICTORIAN SOCIALISTS

Electorate NORTHERN METROPOLITAN

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalYes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsYes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no  protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the establishment  of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).No 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).No 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?Yes
Comment: Submitted VS policy You can read our full policy statement at https://victoriansocialists.org.au/policies/cities

Name: Samantha Ratnam Greens

Electorate: NORTHERN METROPOLITAN

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalX 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power. X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsX 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens). X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets. X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies. X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?X 
Comment: Submitted Greens policy
You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning

Name: Fiona Patten Reason Party

Electorate: NORTHERN METROPOLITAN

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Y 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Y 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Y 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Y 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Y 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Y 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Y 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Y 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Y 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Y 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Y 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Y 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Y 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Y 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Y 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Y 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Y 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Y 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Y 

Name: Kim Warner  Healthy Australian Party

Electorate: NORTHERN METROPOLITAN REGION

COMMENT:Candidate referred to the AHAA Survey response submitted by Isaac Golden contesting the Electorate of WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

Name: Shaun Moran Healthy Australian Party

Electorate : NORTHERN VICTORIA REGION

COMMENT: Candidate referred to the AHAA Survey response submitted by Isaac Golden contesting the Electorate of WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION 

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Name: Madaleine Hah Victorian Socialist
Electorate: PASCOE VALE

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalYes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsYes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no  protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment  of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).No 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).No 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?Yes 
Comment: Submitted VS policy You can read our full policy statement at https://victoriansocialists.org.au/policies/cities

Name: Angelica Panopoulos Greens

Electorate: PASCOE VALE

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalX 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power. X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsX 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens). X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets. X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies. X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the establishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?X 
Comments:As a local Councillor often involved in planning decisions, I understand the frustration that many in the community have when it comes to heritage and planning applications. As a state candidate with the Victorian Greens, I am proud to say that we support stronger heritage protection laws so we can better conserve and protect our heritage places. We need more effective enforcement powers for breaches, more effective protection of heritage precincts and a parliamentary inquiry into the planning system in this state. Regarding First Nations cultural heritage, we believe that it must be protected and managed by First Nations communities themselves. The Victorian Greens also believe that there are different ways to fund heritage protection that don’t result in linking lotteries and gambling to public services. We believe in the need for significant budget reform and that Government budgets should not rely on gambling income because of the inherent harm it causes to individuals, families and the community. The Greens’ full plan to reform Victoria’s planning system, including greater heritage protections, can be found here: https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning

Name: Margee Glover  Reason Party  

Electorate: PASCOE VALE

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 

Name: Alex McAuley Victorian Socialists

Electorate: POINT COOK

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalYes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsYes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no  protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the establishment  of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).No 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).No 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?Yes 

COMMENT: Victorian Socialists will fight to protect and preserve heritage buildings and streetscapes. For example, we will seek to introduce new penalties that allow for no-compensation public acquisition of land where property owners have unlawfully demolished a building or otherwise destroyed its heritage value. You can read our full policy statement at https://victoriansocialists.org.au/policies/cities

Name: Hilary MacAllister

Electorate: POLWARTH

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental X 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.  X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.   X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.  X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils  X 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.  X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).   X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.   X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.   X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.   X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.  X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.   X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.  X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.    X
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).   X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).   X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?  X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?  X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.  X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?  X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?  X 
Comment: You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning

Name: Sam Hibbins  Greens

Electorate: PRAHRAN 

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalX 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power. X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsX 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens). X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets. X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies. X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?X 
Comment:Submitted Greens Policy.
You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning

Name: Amanda Paliouras

Electorate: PRESTON

COMMENT:Please be advised that all surveys are submitted to Liberal HQ for review and then approved for release in due course. Please find attached [election ] flyer on the Liberal Party’s recent support of Heritage Listing.Protecting cultural heritage and local community spaces are very important to me. Preston Market is the community hub for all culturally and linguistically diverse populations of the North.

As a citizen who cares about our Heritage and environment, and have seen recently through following the VPA hearings on the 80% demolition of the market, on what has happened with the State Government’s decision regarding Preston Market, the gentrification and destroying our environment and open spaces, etc. I am very concerned. I am also aware of culture, public spaces and connection to land and country.

This survey, I believe may be of special interest to Opposition Minister Ryan Smith, because he advocated for me with seeking a full Heritage Listing for Preston Market if we are elected after Nov 26. Even though, I am not allowed to officially respond to this survey at this stage, you may have already realised, that if I could, I would have answered “Yes” to the questions. If elected, I would have more freedom and leverage as a sitting member, than just a candidate with the opposition party. 2nd email.If you can speak to Ryan Smith MP (Liberal Party Planning and Heritage Minister) about this survey, he may be able to provide you with an official statement or response for all Liberal Candidates as part of our policy on heritage. Please reach out to Ryan Smith (Member for Warrandyte), and if there are any issues, please let me know.

Amanda Paliouras

Name: Steph Price VICTORIAN SOCIALISTS

Electorate: PRESTON

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalYes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsYes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no  protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the establishment  of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).No 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).No 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?Yes 

 

Name: Carmel Lahiffe Jenkins Reason Party  

Electorate: PRESTON

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 

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NAME: Roz Ward Victorian Socialists

Electorate: RICHMOND

YesNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental
 Yes
 
Yes
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsYes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no  protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the establishment  of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).No 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).No 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?

Name: Jeremy Cowan  Reason Party 

Electorate: RICHMOND

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 

Name:  Reuben Steen Greens

Electorate: RINGWOOD

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental X 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils X 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.   X
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? X 
Comment: Submitted Greens Policy You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, at https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning

Name: Nicholas Rowe Animal Justice Party

Electorate: RINGWOOD

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental X 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils X 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.  X
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.  X
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.   X Need More Information
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? X 
Comment: Submitted AJP Policy statement

Name: Angelica Di Camillo Greens

Electorate: ROWVILLE

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalX 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power. X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.X 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsX 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.X 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens). X 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets. X 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies. X 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.X 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy. X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the establishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?X 
Comment: Submitted Greens policy https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning 

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Name: Clarke  Martin Independent
Electorate: SANDRINGHAM

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Y 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Y 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Y 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Y 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Y 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Y 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Y 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Y 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Y 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Y 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Y 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Y 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Y 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Y 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Y 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Y 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Y 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Y 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Y 

Name: Katherine Copsey Greens

Electorate: SOUTHERN METROPOLITAN

YesNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.   No 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  No -.
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?Yes  
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?:  Yes 
Comment: Submitted Greens Policy

Name: Kristy Wallace Healthy Australian Party

Electorate: SOUTH EASTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

Comment: Because we are a very small party most of the candidates are not actively involved in the election, and do not wish to participate in questions etc. We are standing candidates in all Upper House seats and only a few in the Lower House, so I will answer for everyone [HAP Candidates] as I can guarantee that if HAP has one person elected they will support you. Your list exposes my personal ignorance, but we totally support preservation and protection of heritage assets  –  so I have answered the 2nd part  (see below).
Completed 12-22 onlyYesNo
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? X 

Name: Kate Lambrick Healthy Australian Party

Electorate: SOUTH EASTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

COMMENT: Candidate referred to the AHAA Survey response submitted by Isaac Golden contesting the Electorate of WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

Name : Geraldine Gonsalvez Healthy Australian Party

Electorate :SOUTH EASTERN METROPOLITAN PARTY

 COMMENT: Candidate referred to the AHAA Survey response submitted by Isaac Golden contesting the Electorate of WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

Name: Mark Lambrick  Healthy Australian Party 
Electorate: SOUTHERN METROPOLITAN REGION

 COMMENT: Candidate referred to the AHAA Survey response submitted by Isaac Golden contesting the Electorate of WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

Name: Kelly Thomas  Healthy Australian Party

Electorate : SOUTHERN METROPOLITAN REGION

 COMMENT: Candidate referred to the AHAA Survey response submitted by Isaac Golden contesting the Electorate of WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

Name: David Davis

Electorate: SOUTHERN METROPOLITAN REGION

No survey response . Letter to RHSV provided as Comment:

Name: Andrew Johnson  Reason Party 

Electorate: SOUTHERN METRPOLITAN REGION

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes
22Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?Yes

Name:  Maggie Ralph Greens

Electorate: SYDENHAM

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental x 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. x 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  x 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. x 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils x 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. x 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  x 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  x 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  x 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  x 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. x 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  x 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. x 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.   x
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  x
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  x
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? x 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? x 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. x 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? x 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? x 
Comment: Submitted Greens policy.
You can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning 

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Name: Ryan Smith Liberal

Electorate: WARRANDYTE

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental X 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. X 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  X 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes to current inadequacy  
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes, there are a range of often competing state bureaucracies  
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes, this is correct at times   
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes, this is often the case  
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  This contention is arguable  
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.  I do not agree with this statement 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes, support for an Inquiry  
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes, support for an Inquiry  
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.   Np
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  No
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). In principle support  
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?  No
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? In principle support  
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years NO RSPONSE 
Comment: spokesperson on Liberal Party Policy

Name : Angelica Brennfleck Healthy Australian Party

Electorate: WESTERN VICTORIA REGION  

 COMMENT: Candidate referred to the AHAA Survey response submitted by Isaac Golden contesting the Electorate of WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

Name: Emma Sinclair Reason Party

Electorate: WESTERN VICTORIA

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 

Name: Andy Meddick Animal Justice Party

Electorate: WESTERN VICTORIA

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  No
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  No
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yes 

Name: Sue Munro Victorian Socialists

Electorate: WERRIBEE

YesNo
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Yes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Yes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). Yes 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). Yes 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Yess 
Comment : Submitted VS Policy https://victoriansocialists.org.au/policies/cities

Name: Liz Walsh Victorian Socialists

Electorate: WESTERN METROPLITAN

YESNO
1.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmentalYes 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’.Yes 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.Yes 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all.Yes 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councilsYes 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects.Yes 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).Yes 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.Yes 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no  protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.Yes 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets.Yes 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.Yes 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets.Yes 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.Yes 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the establishment  of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).No 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).No 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings?Yes 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation?Yes 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays.Yes 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act?Yes 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years?Yes 
COMMENT:Submitted VS Policy https://victoriansocialists.org.au/policies/cities

Name: Leah Golden Healthy Australia Party

Electorate: WESTERN METROPOLITAN

 COMMENT: Candidate referred to the AHAA Survey response submitted by Isaac Golden contesting the Electorate of WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

Name: Isaac Golden Healthy Australia Party

Electorate: WESTERN METROPOLITAN

Comment: Because we are a very small party most of the candidates are not actively involved in the election, and do not wish to participate in questions etc. We are standing candidates in all Upper House seats and only a few in the Lower House, so I will answer for everyone [HAP Candidates] as I can guarantee that if HAP has one person elected they will support you. Your list exposes my personal ignorance, but we totally support preservation and protection of heritage assets  –  so I have answered the 2nd part  (see below).
Completed 12-22 onlyYes No
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  X 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. X 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.  X 
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model). X 
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT). X 
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? X 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? X 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. X 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? X 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? X 
Comment: Spokesperson for all HAP Candidates

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Name: Suzette Rodoreda Greens

Electorate: WILLIAMSTOWN

.I recognise that Victoria’s heritage assets hold meaning for all citizens regardless of state and territory borders, and heritage assets embrace many forms and have significant ‘value’ – economic, cultural, social and environmental Y 
2.I am aware that, unlike NSW, WA, TAS, ACT, in Victoria no Ministerial portfolio title actually includes a reference to the matter of ‘Heritage’. Y 
3.I am aware that the State funding allocation for heritage conservation, preservation and management is chronically inadequate – regardless of whatever government is in power.  Y 
4.I am aware that State or National heritage listing of heritage assets does not guarantee protection or conservation at all. Y 
5I am aware that responsibility for heritage assets rests with a plethora of inappropriate and often competing State bureaucracies. eg. Heritage Victoria sits within DEWPL (Environment, Land, Water & Planning); Heritage Piers and Wrecks sit with Parks Victoria and Department of Transport; tree protection sits within municipal councils Y 
6.I am aware that the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa supplement heritage funding with proceeds from public lotteries and that WA, QLD and SA lotteries deliver significant social, cultural and economic benefit to support heritage projects. Y 
7.I am aware that current Victorian legislation consistently fails to protect heritage-listed observatories, parks, trees (individual or canopies) and the ‘Dark Sky’ environment necessary to sustain function and biodiversity (e.g., Melbourne Observatory, Wattle Park, Lake Wendouree, Carlton Gardens).  Y 
8.I am aware that in August 2022, the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee tabled an Interim Report into Heritage and Planning matters recommending that a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address leadership and resourcing deficits and failure to the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
9.I am aware that when community-based heritage advocacy groups oppose development plans, appeals at VCAT and local councils are seldom successful in halting destruction of heritage assets.  Y 
10.I am aware that State or Federal heritage-listing offers little or no   protection to heritage assets or consistency across States, or provide a nation-wide mechanism for protecting national heritage assets despite state inconsistencies.  Y 
11.I am aware that that both the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Australian Heritage Council are merely ‘referral’ authorities without power to proactively list new heritage assets or proactively protect listed heritage assets. Y 
12Support the adoption of the recommendations made in August 2022 in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee Interim Report into Heritage and Planning including a full inquiry be undertaken at the beginning of the next parliament to address the leadership and resourcing deficits and the failure recognise the value of heritage to community and the economy.  Y 
13.Support the establishment of a dedicated Ministry for Heritage dedicated to the protection, management and preservation of State heritage assets. Y 
15.Support re-assigning the responsibility for conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets in Victoria to a dedicated independent State Heritage Authority with overriding powers to protect all cultural and natural heritage assets.   N
16.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable theestablishment   of a dedicated heritage lottery (as per the successful UK model).  N
17.Support legislative reform in Victoria to ensure a % of funds derived from existing lotteries is directed to conservation, preservation and management of heritage assets (as per WA, NSW, TAS and ACT).  N
18.Support revision of the Heritage Act to allow a more effective protection of heritage precincts, not just of individual buildings? Y 
19.Support revision of the Heritage Act to prevent the State Government from overriding protection provided under heritage legislation? Y 
20.Support revision of the Planning and Environment Act to allow the introduction of additional mandatory rules for heritage buildings and precincts, e.g., controls over building heights, heritage and landscape overlays. Y 
21.Support strengthening Heritage Victoria’s powers to require the maintenance of heritage buildings and more effective enforcement powers regarding breaches of the Heritage Act? Y 
22.Support legislative reform in Victoria to enable the refusal of permit applications relating to heritage-listed sites or precincts unless they have current Conservation Management Plans (CMP) and Master Plans developed within the last 10 years? Y 
COMMENT:Y ou can read the Greens’ full plan to reform our planning system, including strengthening heritage protection, here
https://greens.org.au/vic/platform/planning 

Please provide further comment if you wish:

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Animal Justice Party :

The Animal Justice Party recognises the incredible power of the Planning & Environment Act to influence the way Victorians live, work and recreate into the future. We also recognise the influence it has on being able to halt species decline and protect native habitat. Our species is just one of many who call this state home and urgent action is required to protect the habitat of so many others.

While built heritage protection is not a core focus of the Animal Justice Party, We believe that a strong and robust democracy is required to ensure humans, animals and nature are given due consideration and decisions by the government are transparent and open to reasonable scrutiny. As a result, we fully support empowering communities to have a greater say in planning processes and spreading out the incredible power of the Minister for Planning.

Our MP, Andy Meddick, sits on the Planning and Environment Legislative Council committee and formed part of the recent inquiry into the Victorian Planning Scheme. Our candidates fully support the recommendation of the

committee’s interim report, which recommends a further inquiry upon formation of the next parliament.

It is for this reason we cannot yet lend our support to specific models for heritage reform such as a dedicated ministry, the establishment of a state heritage lottery or taxation of existing lotteries for heritage purposes. Such proposals should be raised during the public hearings of the inquiry into the planning system and properly considered by the committee.

We recognise that there are many improvements that need to be urgently made to our planning system through this inquiry. The Animal Justice Party and its candidates commit that it will work with whoever the successful government is to make positive change to the system for animals, people and the planet.

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