Are you listening yet, Mr Rau?

Are you listening yet, Mr Rau? »

In August last year the state Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure released an eight-page discussion paper that threatened to upset the entire system of local heritage protection. Many people objected not only to the provocative content, but to the ridiculously brief 4-week period allowed for public consultation. Under pressure, the department extended the deadline by four weeks. By 7 October nearly 200 submissions had been received from councils, residents’ […]  Read More

  • World War 2 buildings at Fort Largs

    These buildings have recently been provisionally listed on the State Heritage list following nomination by the National Trust of South Australia.


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  • City Steam Biscuit Factory

    Former home of Jade Monkey music venue demolished.

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  • Fort Largs, Taperoo

    Fort Largs at Taperoo is one of only two forts built to defend South Australia. The other, Fort Glanville, is further down Adelaide’s coastline at Semaphore. Both forts have great heritage significance as evidence of nineteenth century defence strategy and technology.


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  • Royal Adelaide Hospital Heritage Buildings

    Five buildings on the Royal Adelaide Hospital site gain State heritage listing.

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  • Z Ward Glenside

    Sold by the State Government into private hands, new owners Beach Energy are developing plans to refit this important heritage building as office space.

    In 2015, Beach Energy granted the National Trust a lease on the building to run public tours and events.  Find out more at

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