Built Heritage Initiatives

Council has a strong and active commitment to heritage conservation. It has developed a set of initiatives to conserve and promote both publicly and privately owned heritage places. These include:

  • Heritage Advisory Service which can be accessed by owners of heritage properties within the City of Onkaparinga
  • Local Heritage Fund for conservation work to local heritage buildings
  • Local heritage inventories developed by the three former councils
  • Heritage Conservation Plans for council owned buildings. 

Heritage Advisory Service

With funding assistance from Heritage SA, Council provides free expert architectural advice for property owners of state and local heritage items within the City of Onkaparinga. The advice provided will generally relate to:

  • how to maintain and conserve heritage buildings
  • how to redevelop/create additions to heritage buildings
  • possible funding sources
  • assistance with development applications.

For more information regarding the Heritage Advisory Service, please contact Council on (08) 8384 0552.

Heritage Grants

The Heritage Grants offer the owners of local heritage properties a subsidy for work associated with the conservation of their building(s). The subsidy is available for owners of current local heritage listed places and contributory items.

The grants will provide a subsidy of 30% of the cost of works with a maximum subsidy
of $5,000 if the total cost of works is less than $20,000 and  25% of the cost of the works, with a maximum subsidy of $7,500 if the total cost of works is $20,000 or more.

For further information on the Heritage Grants, download our information brochure and application form or contact Council on (08) 8384 0552.

PDF icon png Information Brochure (1.5Mb) 
PDF icon png Application Form (93K)
PDF icon png Guidelines (617K)

Heritage Conservation Plans

Conservation plans establish the heritage values of a place, as well as identify conservation policies and maintenance mechanisms appropriate in maintaining those heritage values. Conservation plans generally comprise the following:

  • history of the place
  • an architectural assessment
  • analysis of the physical condition of the place
  • statement of the heritage values of the place
  • constraints on conservation, including user and/or owner requirements
  • conservation policies for the place and the site
  • measured drawings.

Click below to view a selection of these Conservation Plans.
(To view these documents you require Adobe Acrobat Reader)

PDF icon png Aberfoyle Homestead Conservation Study (1.9Mb)
PDF icon png Waverley Homestead Conservation Plan (2.9Mb)
PDF icon png Sauerbier Homestead Conservation Plan (3Mb)
PDF icon png Willunga Rail Terminus Conservation Plan (3.2Mb)