In 2009 the South Australian Heritage Council received two nominations relating to the Adelaide Park Lands (including Brougham, Palmer and Roberts Gardens, Hindmarsh, Hurtle, Light, Victoria, Wellington and Whitmore Squares) for state heritage listing.
The department’s Heritage South Australia is commissioning a comprehensive assessment of the heritage values of the Adelaide Park Lands and City Squares as a landscape of cultural heritage significance, informed by historical research and a physical inspection. It should be noted that the Institutional Precinct along the north side of North Terrace and Aboriginal heritage values are excluded from this assessment project.
In assessing the Adelaide Park Lands and City Squares, rigorous assessment against the criteria under the Heritage Places Act 1993 will be required. This assessment process is to ensure that the Adelaide Park Lands and City Squares are of state heritage significance before consideration by the Heritage Council for entry in the South Australia Heritage Register as a State Heritage Place or possibly designation as a State Heritage Area.
Contractor appointed to undertake heritage assessment
The department has appointed DASH Architects, in association with Dr Peter Bell, to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the Adelaide Parks Lands and City Squares for heritage significance under Section 16(1) of the Heritage Places Act 1993.
It is anticipated the contractor will provide a final heritage assessment report on the Adelaide Parks Lands and City Squares by the end of August 2017.
Read the Project Brief for assessing the heritage significance of the Adelaide Park Lands and City Squares
Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions which is designed to assist property owners, lessees and the general public understand the state heritage assessment and listing process and its implications.
Contact Hamish Angas, Senior Heritage Officer, Heritage South Australia, DEW, on (08) 8124 4956 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.