At Risk

Heritage sites can be at risk through a lack of recognition and legal protection or from neglect through unsuitable use.  The National Trust campaigns strongly for formal recognition of heritage sites to ensure that they are protected for the future.

At present, formal heritage listing provides the first line of defence for protecting our heritage sites.  The sites listed below are ones we believe require greater recognition and statutory protection.  Do you know any other heritage sites that should be listed for formal heritage protection.  You can nominate sites for consideration through this website.

A number of sites recently proposed for heritage listing in the City of Adelaide have been declined by the Minister for Planning, inlcuding

former Adelaide Cordial Factory on Currie Street

Shop and dwelling at 103 Hindley Street

Former Orient Hotel on Gawler Place

Dun and Bradstreet Building on North Terrace

Star Grocery on Hindley Street

You can see all these sites on a Google Map.  Use the Street view option to view each site.

Most recent articles:

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    Election 2018: Valuing our heritage public forum 15 February

    Heritage is an election issue of interest to many people. The National Trust is convening a public forum to debate the risks and opportunities for our heritage with MPs and candidates from major parties invited to respond to your questions about heritage in a Q&A ... Read More »
  • East Terrace: Slums and Socialites

    East Terrace: Slums and Socialites

    Our understanding of the Victorian era is often shaped by two extremes: the refined wealth of the aristocracy, and the harsh Dickensian squalor of the poor and working class who toiled at the coalface of the Industrial Revolution. A stroll down East Terrace reveals both ... Read More »
  • Farewell Rhino Room and the changing face of Frome Street

    Farewell Rhino Room and the changing face of Frome Street

    Adelaide bade farewell to another embattled older building this month with the demolition of the Frome Street home of the Rhino Room, The Howling Owl and Urban Cow Studio. Best known as a comedy venue that has seen countless great Australian comedians from Adam Hills to ... Read More »
  • It’s Australian Heritage Festival time

    It’s Australian Heritage Festival time

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  • Remembering the Jubilee Exhibition Building

    Remembering the Jubilee Exhibition Building

    We’ve all walked past it, watched a busker strum beside it or collapsed at its base from shopping-induced exhaustion. But you might not know that the Rundle Mall fountain is actually one of the last surviving links to one of the biggest parties Adelaide has ... Read More »
  • 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 ... Read More »

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2 thoughts on “At Risk

  1. The preservation of heritage is so important for the future understanding by our children and our children’s children of where we came from that it is crucial for all levels of goverbment to not only support but also have to have policies that will ensure a rational and sensible economic approach. In The United Kingdom heritage is funded from the earnings of lotteries which has resulted in supporting not only the preservation of historic sites but supported a vibrant tourism industry. Why do Australian governments persist with denying the support for heritage but do nothing to curb the rampant promotion of betting on sport and the proliferation of lotteries that pay out huge amounts of money for no discernable benifit to the community. It would take little “rearranging of the deck chairs” of the titanic amounts of money that flow through lotteries and betting industry to come up with a formula that would support the funding of heritage. This would take away the burden that all governments perceive heritage to be and put the emphasis and the funding of heritage front and centre in the eyes of the public without being a burden on anyone!

    • Thanks George, we couldn’t agree more. The UK and Western Australia are great examples of where Lotteries funding has been used to support culture and heritage. Sadly, in South Australia, the Lotteries Commission has now been sold off, so it’s less likely than ever to happen here. Let’s hope there is some good news for heritage in tomorrow’s State Budget.