In April 2020, the State Planning Commission appointed a specialist Heritage Sub-Committee for a period of two years.
The Sub-Committee is responsible for discussing and reviewing Statement of Intents (SOIs) for proposed local heritage listings, ensuring that the listings are well justified against the prescribed local heritage criteria.
In addition, the members will also hear and consider owner objectors and make final recommendations to the Minister through the Commission.
The Sub-Committee membership is as follows, with three members required to consider each Development Plan Amendment:
- Allan Holmes (chair)
- Craig Holden (deputy chair)
- Bruce Harry
- Deborah Lindsay
- Ron Danvers
- Elizabeth Little
- Jenny Newman
- Representative of Heritage SA, Department of Environment and Water.
These members have been appointed within a short time to meet the timeframes associated with the SOIs and the implementation of the new planning system. The Commission intends to conduct an advertised expression of interest for Heritage Sub-Committees in the future.