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Australian Heritage Week in Adelaide 13-19 April 2015

Australian Heritage Week in Adelaide  13-19 April 2015
This week is Australian Heritage Week, a national celebration of our heritage, a chance to discover our built, cultural and natural heritage.  This year's program includes talks, guided walks, performances, a children's play day and new ways to explore our heritage with the Adelaide City Explorer mobile app.  ... Continue Reading »

Manitoba Housing Complex listed

Manitoba Housing Complex listed
The Manitoba Housing Complex on Carrington Street has been provisionally listed as a State Heritage place. The Complex is important as the first public rental housing scheme of its kind to be built in the City of Adelaide by the South Australian Housing Trust, reflecting a major change in its tradition ... Continue Reading »

A new way to explore Adelaide

A new way to explore Adelaide
The National Trust of South Australia, in partnership with Adelaide City Council, is launching today a new mobile app and website to promote the city’s heritage and encourage visitors and locals alike to take a fresh look at the city and its remarkable architecture and heritage places. Adelaide City Explorer is ... Continue Reading »

Future of Heritage Public Forum February 20th

Future of Heritage Public Forum February 20th
Significant changes to development planning processes have been foreshadowed in the current State Government planning review.  A number of controversial changes have already been implemented which have implications for the future of heritage protection within the city and wider metropolitan area. The National ... Continue Reading »

What’s the score at Adelaide Oval?

What’s the score at Adelaide Oval?
Heritage is in the news again at Adelaide Oval. With the first flush of excitement over the redeveloped oval, heritage is once more under threat from those who would remove all traces of the past from Adelaide’s iconic cricket ground. In the rush to embrace the new, a few commentators have ... Continue Reading »

The Jade Monkey has a new home

The Jade Monkey has a new home
In less than a fortnight, Adelaide's renowned live music hot spot, The Jade Monkey, will reopen it doors at a recently restored heritage venue on Flinders Street. The 150 year old building is located at 160 Flinders Street, which is part of the former St Paul’s ... Continue Reading »

City of Adelaide heads home

City of Adelaide heads home
Another kind of Adelaide City heritage is making its way back to South Australia today. After decades of neglect and years of advocacy by a dedicated band of local supporters, the nineteenth century clipper ship the City of Adelaide is finally making its way back to Adelaide from its previous ... Continue Reading »

Thanks for lending your voice

Thanks for lending your voice
Nominations and voting for the Adelaide's greatest building poll by Adelaide City Council closed on Friday.  Many thanks to all those National Trust members who rallied to the call to vote for heritage buildings.  We await the final results of the poll, but we know that heritage buildings dominated the ... Continue Reading »

41 sites in the city at risk

41 sites in the city at risk
Forty one buildings that have been nominated for local heritage listing in the City of Adelaide by the Adelaide City Council. have recently been removed from the proposed amendments to Local Heritage listing by the Planning Minister, John Rau. They include offices, shops and private dwellings, including sites such as the ... Continue Reading »

Heritage forum packs them in

Heritage forum packs them in
It was standing room only at the Heritage forum hosted by the National Trust at UniSA's Hawke Centre on Wednesday night. The forum posed the question: Has South Australia given up on heritage?  A five person panel chaired by Professor Norman Etherington, President of the National Trust, debated the proposition ... Continue Reading »

Vote now for Adelaide’s greatest buildings

Vote now for Adelaide’s greatest buildings
Throughout the month of May, Adelaide City Council is asking you to nominate and vote for your favourite Adelaide building. From grand churches to corner pubs, funky warehouses to modern offices, now is the time to tell the world about your favourite buildings within the City of Adelaide. You can submit a nomination ... Continue Reading »

So much for the Vibrant City

So much for the Vibrant City
A peculiarity of the current government is that it appears to have two ministers for heritage – one for and one against. Ian Hunter oversees the Heritage Council which looks after places of importance to the State and occasionally adds some. John Rau, Minister for Planning, acts as the Minister Against ... Continue Reading »

Forum: Has South Australia given up on heritage?

Forum: Has South Australia given up on heritage?
A forum on Thursday May 8th poses the question: has South Australia given up on heritage? Many years ago South Australia enacted heritage legislation to identify and protect significant places. But where are we today? Recent classification decisions and cuts to heritage entities have provoked fears that our built heritage is ... Continue Reading »

Home of the Jade Monkey lost

Home of the Jade Monkey lost
The recent loss of the former City Steam Biscuit Factory on Twin Street (most recently operating as the Jade Monkey live music venue) has highlighted the failings of current approaches to heritage protection in South Australia.  Despite being heritage listed in a last ditch bid to save the building, the ... Continue Reading »