Review of local heritage places underway
What places in Onkaparinga should be nominated for local heritage listing to preserve for future generations?
Does information about existing local heritage-listed places, currently listed in the Onkaparinga Development Plan— such as churches, houses, halls and cemeteries—need to be updated?
These are some of the questions being asked of the community as the City of Onkaparinga’s city-wide review of local heritage places gets underway.
You can provide your feedback via council’s Your Say page until Monday 18 January, with suggestions and nominations for new listings to be considered by Council later this year.
There are currently 372 local heritage-listed items and 30 contributory items in the City of Onkaparinga, and City of Onkaparinga’s Built Heritage Planner, Divya Bali Dogra, says now is the perfect time to review the list.
“This review will ensure the list is up-to-date either before, or soon after, the state government implements its new Planning and Design Code this year,” she explains.
“Our city’s built heritage places—generally structures made of brick, plaster, wood, metal or stone— allow us to celebrate and learn from the past.
“I encourage the community to let us know which places they think should be added to the list and, encourage owners of existing heritage-listed places to provide input about the status of their properties.
“We acknowledge and value places, objects and sites of Aboriginal cultural heritage significance within our Council area too, but these won’t be assessed as part of this review because they’re protected separately through the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988.”
Head to the Your Say page to see a map of existing local heritage places and provide your feedback.
Our heritage places
The heritage-listed Willunga Hotel (built 1868).