Push for tougher SA heritage protection

A new law has been introduced into the Legislature to protect South Australian heritage-designated buildings, claiming that South Australia’s current planning code is inadequate to protect historic sites.

On Tuesday, Independent Parliamentarian Sam Duruk introduced a heritage amendment to the House of Representatives.

The exiled Liberal Party says the law requires both parliaments to approve the destruction or diminishing the importance of the heritage of state-registered buildings.

You can also be fined up to $ 120,000 for violating the law.

“My Heritage Places Bill is trying to legislate stronger measures to protect the historic buildings and spaces that decorate our state,” said Duluk.

“Heritage plays a very important role in explaining the history of our state and provides a special place for people to meet and community groups to establish themselves.”

Duruk saw a state heritage-designated building tapped for demolition to give way to an intersection upgrade, an “attack” on the Waitgatehouse earlier this year: Destruction, not sufficient protection from future developments.

After plans to demolish gatehouses have garnered great opposition from the community, alternative gatehouse locations have been organized.

Dr. Warren Jones, convenor of the Protect our Heritage Alliance, said a law would be needed given the new planning and design code that came into effect in March.

“We know that government favors development over heritage, and this will be exacerbated by new plans and design code,” Jones said.

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