Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 230-246 Semaphore Road NEW PORT
Locality NEW PORT
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Port Adelaide Enfield Council
Polygon Type -
Details (Known As) The Fletcher's Slip Precinct (including the former Fletcher's and Dunnikier Slipways Sites and Associated Structures)
Registered Name The Fletcher's Slip Precinct (including the former Fletcher's and Dunnikier Slipways Sites and Associated Structures)
Significance The Fletcher's Slip Precinct, which includes the site of the original (1851) Fletcher's Slip, the remaining portion of the Dunnikier Slip (1867) and associated structures, is significant as the site of the first commercial slip, shipbuilding and repair premises in Port Adelaide. Its most significant period of operation was between 1851 and 1987, and the slips and associated buildings represent the longest serving, relatively extant such site in Port Adelaide and the state and the ongoing development of the state's premier port. The site demonstrates a complicated history of adaptation to changes in ownership, technologies and demand typical of many industrial sites and has the potential to provide further information on the development of shipbuilding technology and the site itself over a period of 130 years (HB Assessment Report 5/2009).
Subject Index Transport (Water) - Slipway
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 19-OCT-2009
LGA Port Adelaide Enfield
State Heritage ID 11872
Heritage Number 24959
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
c - it may yield information that will contribute to an understanding of the State's history, including its natural history
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5835/307 D54259 A6


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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