Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 79-81 Ellen Street PORT PIRIE
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Port Pirie Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Port Pirie Post Office
Registered Name Post Office
Significance The Post Office at Port Pirie expresses the period of economic growth in Port Pirie during the 1870s, which was a consequence of agricultural expansion in South Australia and the development of the town as a major port and regional centre. The building forms an important element in the commercial streetscape of Port Pirie.
Subject Index Communication (postal and tele) - Post Office
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 12-OCT-1995
LGA Port Pirie Regional Council
State Heritage ID 11566
Heritage Number 13530
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5768/74 F189128 A186


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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