Heritage management planning for the Adelaide Parklands will receive $25,000 in support from the Turnbull Government.
Senator for South Australia Anne Ruston said the project was one of almost 50 across Australia to receive a total of $1.57 million in funding through the Protecting National Historic Sites and Community Heritage and Icon Grants programs.
“The Parklands are a significant piece of heritage for the people of Adelaide and South Australia,” Senator Ruston said. “They’re as old as the establishment of Adelaide itself – almost a thousand hectares of parks, gardens, sporting fields and native vegetation in the very heart of our capital city.
“No other Australian city has anything like the Parklands; they’re unique to Adelaide and they are important to our community. This $25,000 project by the Adelaide City Council will develop a heritage management plan for the Parklands and the layout of the city, including the town squares.
“I expect it’s the sort of planning of which Colonel William Light would approve.
“The National Heritage List now comprises more than a hundred places of outstanding natural, historic and Indigenous significance to Australia. These places define who we are. They tell the story of our country’s past, reflect our evolving heritage, and showcase our achievements and our natural environment.”
For more information about the Protecting National Historic Sites and Community Heritage and Icon Grants programs, go to environment.gov.au/heritage/grants-and-funding.