Project Update - September 2016

In August, DPTI released a discussion paper on local heritage with views being invited to DPTI by 7 October (view here) (views were initially sought by 9 and then 23 September).

The public are invited to a Heritage Community Forum on Monday 26 September 6 - 7.30PM in the Adelaide Town Hall. Please RSVP to Cassia Dafoe

Note that Council, at its meeting on 24 August 2016, resolved as follows:

‘That Council notes with concern the State Government’s discussion paper on changes to the way local heritage places are recognised and managed and;

  1. Resolves that the Lord Mayor write to the Minister for Planning as a matter of urgency urging him to substantially extend the period of consultation and to widen that consultation to include an advertised invitation to Local Government, community organisations and interested individuals to make submissions;
  2. Requests the Administration provide a detailed options paper for the consideration of Councillors to inform Council’s formal response to the State Government.’

The Lord Mayor has forwarded correspondence to the Minister.

The release of this local heritage discussion paper commences a process of consideration around the statutory framework associated with built heritage identification and ongoing management.

Built heritage is a celebrated part of Adelaide’s liveability, as recognised in the City of Adelaide 2016 - 2020 Strategic Plan and through various research projects.

  • The SA Parliament’s passing of the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill 2015 adopted a largely ‘status quo’ approach to heritage matters;
  • Heritage matters have been flagged for reform as part of a second piece of legislation;
  • The Local Government Association are also preparing a discussion paper on this topic.

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Consultation has concluded

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