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Our Activating Heritage program enables adaptive re-use - with people at the centre

 Activating Heritage

Government-owned heritage is special  

It is our built legacy of settlement, development, industry and identity
We as government are the custodians of its tangible and intangible qualities
It offers opportunities to add vitality and realise new benefits in collaboration with business and community
We engage our community on the journey, creating human touchpoints

Our Role
Creating sustainable commercial and cultural futures for our heritage assets
From 2020 we will be testing our new Activating Heritage Strategy for a small number of our government-owned built heritage places. These pilots will test the ways in which government and communities can work together to secure the future of significant built heritage.
We invite your insights into the ways in which built heritage places are adapted and re-used*.
Visit our heritage places in person:

Torrens Island Quarantine Station (Port Adelaide)
Cummins House (Novar Gardens)
Torrens Parade Ground (Adelaide)
National War Memorial (Adelaide)
Terowie Railway Station (Terowie)
Struan House (Limestone Coast)

View the winners of the Heritage Essence competition 
Winner - Destination Heritage Photo (Open) Angaston Blacksmith Shop, Photographer: Angaston Heritage

For further information contact:

Steve Dicks
Activating Heritage Project Manager
(08) 8207 7746 / 0448 413 201

*Department of the Environment and Heritage (2004) Adaptive Reuse Preserving our past, building our future.

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