Protecting SA’s historic buildings

A Marshall Liberal Government will use all Ministerial powers available to block any attempts to demolish one of the state’s iconic heritage buildings, Estcourt House in Tennyson.

“This building will be saved from demolition if the Liberal Party is elected at the upcoming State Election”, State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall said.

“One of South Australia’s unique assets is our impressive collection of historic architecture in the city, suburbs and regions.

“Jewels of South Australian architecture like Estcourt House provide a direct link to the past and once gone are lost forever.

“There are a number of avenues for Ministerial powers to be used under the Development Act in relation to developments of this size.

“The Heritage Register is also a relevant factor on this issue, and if a property of this significance is not protected by current heritage legislation then a Marshall Government will urgently review it and make changes to ensure proposals like this cannot even be countenanced into the future.

“The most shocking thing in all of this is the impotent position of local member Stephen Mullighan who intends to ‘write a letter to Council’ about it.

“In 9 weeks time the people in the electorate of Lee have the opportunity to elect a new member in Liberal Candidate Steven Rypp who will guarantee the protection of Estcourt House.”