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Funds for heritage protection

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Staff Reporters

13 May 2024, 2:41 AM

Funds for heritage protection

For leading the way to better protect the state’s heritage and streetscapes Alexandrina, Onkaparinga and Yankalilla councils are set to receive extra state government funding.

 

In recognition of their proactive work, Heritage Code Amendment grants of up to $75,000 are being offered to eight councils across the state to improve planning rules that strengthen protections for local heritage places, Historic Areas and Character Areas.

 

The City of Adelaide, Alexandrina Council, Barunga West Council, City of Prospect and City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters, have received funding offers to match council costs for the Code Amendment process.

 

The work underway by these councils would introduce or strengthen protections for approximately 93 local heritage places, 458 representative buildings and 15 historic areas.

 

Three more councils are also progressing improved heritage planning rules and, subject to Code Amendment initiation, would introduce protections for about 120 properties and a historic area across the City of Onkaparinga, District Council of Yankalilla and Adelaide Plains Council.

 

These eight councils are the first to act on the State Planning Commission’s three-prong approach to boost character and heritage protections, through elevating Character Areas to Historic Areas, updating Character Area Statements and tougher demolition controls in Character Areas.

 

Planning Minister Nick Champion says the state government has a focus on protecting local heritage for the enjoyment of future generations.

 

“These councils are amongst the first movers in acting on the government’s three-pronged approach to heritage and character. 

 

“Funding offers have already been made to five councils, and the remaining three councils will be given this opportunity once the Code Amendments have been initiated.”

  


  



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