Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Whyalla Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Point Lowly Lighthouse Complex (including Lighthouse, Reserve Land of 2.14 Hectares, Power House, Two Keepers' Cottages, Oil Store, and Signal Flag Mast)
Registered Name Lowly Point Lighthouse Complex incl. Lighthouse, Reserve land of 2.14 Hectares, Power House, Two Keppers' Cottages, Oil Store and Signal Flag Mast
Significance The Point Lowly Lightstation is important for its association with the maritime history of South Australia in the 1880s, a time when several lighthouses were built to protect increasing shipping traffic in the Colony's waters. The lighthouse is also associated with the development of Port Pirie, Whyalla and BHP's mining operations in the area. Originally constructed of stone in 1883, the lighthouse was extended in height in 1908. The use of concrete in this extension represents both an early use of concrete and the first use of structural concrete in a lighthouse in South Australia. (HSA: SL 6/99)
Subject Index Transport (Water) - Lighthouse; Transport (Water) - Dwelling [Transport (Water)]
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 15-DEC-1994
LGA Whyalla
State Heritage ID 10307
Heritage Number 16498
Section 16 d - it is an outstanding representative of a particular class of place of cultural significance
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5879/262 F7466 A2,CT 5909/446 F7466 A1


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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