Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address Off Rossiters Road MOONTA BAY
Accuracy L - low level confidence
Development Plan Copper Coast Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Saltwater Intake and Pumping Station, Rossiters Point
Registered Name Saltwater Intake and Pumping Station, Rossiters Point
Significance The Saltwater Intake and Pumping Station was integral to the operation of the Cementation Plant at Moonta Mines. All other elements of this plant, apart from the pipeline which runs from this site to Moonta Mines through the town, are within the Moonta Mines State Heritage Area. This site played an important part in re-treating the massive volumes of tailings in the Moonta Mines tailings heaps. It demonstrates the development of a new technology which was adapted from Spain and shows the importance of seawater in the process. (Yorke Peninsula Heritage Survey 1997).
Subject Index Mining and mineral processing - Engine House
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 16-MAR-2000
LGA Unincorporated SA; Copper Coast
State Heritage ID 16672
Heritage Number 13523
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
b - it has rare, uncommon or endangered qualities that are of cultural significance
e - it demonstrates a high degree of creative, aesthetic or technical accomplishment or is an outstanding representative of particular construction techniques or design characteristics
g - it has a special association with the life or work of a person or organisation or an event of historical importance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CR 5745/853 H211100 S1993,CT 0000/0000 H211100,CT 5677/834 D18339 A4


While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

In the majority of cases, the maps of State Heritage Places on this web site show the footprints of the most significant structures on a registered Place. However, sometimes they simply indicate the complete area of land comprising the Place. Work is proceeding to further refine the mapping of such places. It is also important to note that development control is not limited to the registered structures but extends to their setting and structures nearby (what is termed ‘development affecting’ a State Heritage Place). Hence it is vital that exact details of the listed place and implications for any proposed development be discussed with Heritage South Australia staff, as they cannot be deduced solely from the information on this web site. The inclusion of a place in the SA Heritage Register gives no right of public access. Permission to visit properties must be sought from the owners. The accuracy of the mapping of State Heritage Places is not guaranteed. Please contact Heritage SA ( https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/sa-heritage-register) if you believe there is an error.

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