Under Threat

Heritage sites are regularly threatened with being compromised, damaged or destroyed through new development or inappropriate modification or reuse. The National Trust regularly campaigns for the protection of heritage sites that are under threat to seek a review and reversal of decisions that threaten their heritage value.

These are the sites we believe are currently under threat. Please show your support for their protection by adding your voice to the comments here, or by joining one of our campaigns.

Sites currently 'Under Threat'

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  • 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

    March might be over, but Adelaide’s festival season has just begun! The Australian Heritage Festival is nearly upon us, bringing with it a program packed with rare insights and fascinating adventures in local heritage and history. The 2017 Australian Heritage Festival theme is Having a Voice ... Read More »
  • 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 »
  • 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 ... Read More »

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  1. I absolutely delight in walking Adelaide Streets where there are heritage buildings. Our heritage and old buildings are what give Adelaide it’s character.
    We all love to visit Paris for the reason that it has a charm in its buildings from the Hausmann era which modern edifices do not exude.
    I love living in this city, and wander up various streets to see the history of the businesses and dwellings that went before. With so much frenetic change in modern life , it is grounding to have our built past still with us. Let us not make Melbourne of Brisbane’s mistake of taking out so much of their past. I have many favourites within the city – love East Rundle St’s streetscape.

    • Thanks Pat, yes we are very fortunate. But we need to keep reminding governments how much we value Adelaide’s heritage. It was great to see National Trust members rally last week to vote for heritage buildings in the poll of Adelaide’s greatest buildings conducted by the Adelaide City Council. What’s your favourite building in Rundle Street?

  2. Australians are especially good at building fancy tin sheds and glass houses that require excessive heating and cooling costs for the life of the buildings. I’m thinking the SAHMRI building, the Wine Centre, Marion Swimming Centre and any number of buildings along the Torrens.