September Heritage Forums

almost 3 years ago

In September 2016, two successful forums were held at Adelaide Town Hall to enable discussion on the Local Heritage Discussion Paper released by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) in August 2016.

LGA SA Heritage Planning Forum


The Local Government Association of SA held a Heritage Planning Forum on Wednesday 21st September 2016. The Forum was hosted by the Lord Mayor of the Adelaide City Council.

The aims of the Forum were:

  • to enable local government to work towards a shared voice around heritage reform

  • to inform a Local Government Association submission on the DPTI Discussion Paper

The media release provides a brief summary of the Forum, including main points made by Minister Rau, Lord Mayor, LGA President and the specialist speakers. Click here to view an in-depth summary of the event.

Dr Jack Carlsen, The Value of Heritage to Tourism for Adelaide, Local Government Heritage Planning Forum – 21 September 2016 (PDF, 0.2MB)


Donovan Rypkema, The Economic Value of Heritage to Cities, Local Government Heritage Planning Forum – 21 September 2016 (PDF, 5.7MB)


Duncan Marshall, Social and Cultural Value of Built Heritage, Local Government Heritage Planning Forum – 21 September 2016 (PDF. 3.8MB)


Heritage Community Forum

On Monday 21 September, Adelaide City Council held a Heritage Community Forum to allow the community to have their say on heritage reform and find out more information about the Discussion Paper. The event saw a strong turnout of around 300 people. The media release provides a brief summary of the night. Click here for an in-depth summary (PDF, 521KB).

Rick Hutchins, Team Leader of Spatial Planning & Heritage at Adelaide City Council, presented an overview of the Discussion Paper, available here (PDF 676KB).

Professor Norm Etherington of the National Trust SA spoke on heritage reform. For more information, please visit the Heritage Watch website.

The outcomes of the forums formed part of Council's submission to DPTI on the Local Heritage Discussion Paper, endorsed by Council on 27 September 2016.