Are there any known Aboriginal sites in the Expanded Area?

    Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (AAR) holds records for Aboriginal heritage intersecting the Expanded Area. In particular, the River Torrens and surrounding areas have been reported to AAR as an area of cultural significance to the Kaurna people of Adelaide. It is referred to as the Karrawirraparri (River Torrens) Kaurna Mythological Site. 

    Please refer to the Consultation Information Pack for further information regarding Aboriginal heritage relevant to the Expanded Area.

    Will there be a public meeting to discuss this application?

    No public consultation meeting will be held. However, AAR may be able to facilitate teleconference meetings with the Applicant, upon request. Submissions can be lodged until Thursday 2 March 2023

    For further details, please call (08) 8303 0742 or visit

    Does the Applicant intend to use the area authorised by the former Premier on 8 January 2022 for the project?

    Yes. If the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs grants the authorisations sought for the Expanded Area, the Applicant will undertake construction works, including large-scale excavation works, in both the area authorised by the former Premier on 8 January 2022 (Original Area) and the Expanded Area

    The Applicant advises that as the design of the New Women's and Children's Hospital evolves, the project footprint may shrink. The entirety of the Original and Expanded Areas would not be impacted by ground-disturbing works.

    A map showing the Original and Expanded Areas is available here.