The Marshall Government has today approved 40 new properties as local heritage places, providing appropriate recognition and increased protection for these historic sites.

Since March 2018, the Marshall Government has now listed 208 properties in the Mid-Murray region (124), City of Charles Sturt (44) and most recently the Adelaide Hills (40).

Minister for Planning Stephan Knoll has written to all councils urging them undertake heritage Development Plan Amendments (DPA) for possible elevation of existing contributory lines before December 2020.

“I’ve written to all councils effectively granting them a six-month extension until December 2020 to submit their heritage DPAs,” said Minster Knoll.

“Heritage is such an important part of South Australia’s property and cultural identity, it forms part of our social fabric.

“That’s why it’s so important that we give these heritage places the appropriate recognition they deserve and increased protections.

“Since coming to government, we have now approved 208 new properties as local heritage places.

“Ultimately, it’s up to the councils to do the work and make a submission.

“I commend the work of the Mid-Murray, Charles Sturt and Adelaide Hills councils who have got on the front foot and have now helped secured heritage status for hundreds of places in their combined regions.

“The Marshall Government wants to approve more heritage DPAs that will elevate existing contributory items and provide heritage status for places which meet the appropriate criteria.

“That’s why we are encouraging all councils to take advantage of this time extension and submit a heritage DPA over the next 18 months.

“If Councils do the work and contributory items meet the criteria for elevated status as a local heritage place, we will consider listing them based on expert advice.”

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