Changing the conversation about heritage: Donovan Rypkema

Changing the conversation about heritage: Donovan Rypkema »

Debates around heritage can often be polarising, with arguments for and against resulting in more heat than light. The former State Labor Government took an adversarial approach to heritage, with the former Planning Minister proposing a number of measures to dilute or remove heritage protections, pursuing a simplistic ‘pro-development, anti-heritage’ agenda. For the past 10 years, South Australia has lagged the rest of the country in investing in heritage conservation […]  Read More

  • 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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  • Royal Adelaide Hospital Heritage Buildings

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

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  • City Steam Biscuit Factory

    Former home of Jade Monkey music venue demolished.

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  • 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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  • 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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