What are your thoughts on the draft Heritage Tourism Strategy and Action Plan for South Australia?

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This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 21 October to 17 November 2020. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.


We are seeking your feedback on the draft Heritage Tourism Strategy and Action Plan to ensure we deliver a strong vision and framework for growing heritage tourism in South Australia.

To help inform your feedback read the draft Heritage Tourism Strategy 2020- 2030 and Action Plan 2020-2022.

Let us know what you think by commenting below.

Please note: Your submissions and survey responses may be made publicly available unless you indicate on the submission or survey that you wish for these to remain confidential. Any responses that are made on a confidential basis may still be subject to access under Freedom of Information laws.

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Bruce Munday

16 Nov 2020

The Strategy and Action Plan are useful and overdue. One element of SA history that is often neglected is the vast network of old dry stone walls, many of which date back to the 1860s when shepherds deserted their flocks for the goldfields and pastoralists had to start fencing their properties. There is a huge story around these walls (which include buildings as well as fences) that could be woven into other heritage/tourism packages. Not only do they tell us much about the early days of pastoralism, but also about subsequent farming and of course our geology. Whilst these walls are dispersed across the state, there is a significant precinct not far from Adelaide in the region from Eden Valley to Moculta.
Getting down to detail. the Dry Stone Walls Association of Aust runs field days from time to time and workshops on how to build rustic walls - these could go on the tourism calendar.
My book (Those Dry Stone Walls - Stories from SA's Stone Age) was published by Wakefield Press in 2012 and has been reprinted three times, and is popular with tourists. It would benefit greatly from a new edition as many more walls and stories have been 'discovered - publishing being what it is, WP would need financial assistance in this venture (my time would be donated).

Bas de Groot

16 Nov 2020

Have any significance impacts been done to create a full overview of all our types of heritage (Indigenous Cultural Site, European Built Site, Heritage Collection etc)? Do we have a baseline/full list of assets that we'll be focusing on/working with?

Bas de Groot

16 Nov 2020

There currently are already some places that could be put to good use, but which have been left by the Government to become derelict, such as Fort Largs. A good example of how Heritage properties could be given new functions and use is how the Dutch have repurposed their forts over time (could be done in SA with other properties, too): https://forten.nl/activiteiten/

Bas de Groot

16 Nov 2020

Special focus could/should also be given to the many living historians/re-enactors in SA that are able to enhance heritage experiences, especially since storytelling and live interactions are a focus area for the Strategy.

Chris Fanning

09 Nov 2020

Would really like to see the words inclusive tourism or accessible tourism to remind anyone involved with heritage tourism to try and make sites accessible to all. Not just government buildings for reuse as currently mentioned in document.

Outcome three on action plan four reads ‘at for’ should that be ‘at/for’?

Government Agency

Department for Environment and Water > Chris Fanning

13 Nov 2020

Thanks for your comments Chris. Linda