Growing and showing our heritage

Martindale Hall is one of regional South Australia's most iconic regional buildings.
Martindale Hall is one of regional South Australia's most iconic regional buildings.

Numerous workshops will be held across regional South Australia to discuss what issues and suggestions are needed to develop the State's history and heritage tourism.

A strategy and action plan is being developed which will be used to encourage tourism visitors to stay longer and enjoy the distinctive history of South Australia.

Minister for Environment David Speirs said the plan would establish a vision for heritage tourism and identify the best opportunities and priorities in order to grow the visitor economy to $12.8 billion by 2030.

"Heritage already underpins many South Australian visitor experiences - such as showcasing Aboriginal cultural heritage, exploring the ruins from our mining heyday, staying in heritage accommodation, visiting a museum, connecting with the ancient past in the Outback, shopping in Hahndorf, paddling river and sea ports, or tasting wines produced from 150-year-old-vines - these are the types of experiences we want to expand on," he said.

To help inform the development of the strategy and action plan key stakeholders and community members can give their views and ideas on:

- the uniquely South Australian heritage stories, experiences and places that would appeal to visitors

- the opportunities, challenges and barriers to growing heritage tourism in SA

- what needs to be done to leverage the potential of heritage to contribute to growing SA's Visitor Economy.

Feedback can be submitted through an online questionnaire, written submission or attending a regional workshop. Closing date is Monday, October 5, 2019 at 5pm.


  • Robe - Tuesday, 10 September, 9am-11am
  • Mount Gambier - Tuesday, 10 September, 2pm-4pm
  • Moonta - Wednesday, 11 September, 2pm-4pm
  • Clare Valley - Thursday, 12 September, 9am-11am
  • Burra - Thursday, 12 September, 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • McLaren Vale - Friday, 13 September, 9am-11am
  • Goolwa - Friday, 13 September, 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • Hahndorf - Monday, 16 September, 9am-11am
  • Murray Bridge - Monday, 16 September, 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • Berri - Wednesday, 18 September, 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Quorn - Thursday, 19 September, 9am-11am
  • Laura - Thursday, 19 September, 2pm-4pm
  • Tanunda - Friday, 20 September, 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Kingscote - Monday, 23 September, 2pm-4pm
  • Whyalla - Wednesday, 25 September, 1pm-3pm
  • Port Lincoln - Thursday, 26 September, 9am-11am
  • Online (webinar) - Monday, 30 September, 11am-1pm
This story Growing and showing our heritage first appeared on The Murray Valley Standard.