Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Land Not Within a Council Area (Flinders)
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) Wilpena Pound Geological Landform, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park (designated place of geological significance)
Registered Name Wilpena Pound Geological Landform, Flinders Ranges National Park (designated place of geological significance)
Significance Wilpena Pound Geological Landform is one of South Australia's best know landforms and provides unique insights into the early geological history of South Australia. As an outstanding example of a remnant synclinal basin, Wilpena demonstrates the early formation of the Flinders Ranges, and in particular the 'pound' structures which are typical of the Ranges. Wilpena also contains significant sedimentary features such as large-scale examples of subtidal sand waves, sand flows and soft sand deformation, as well as fossil imprints of Ediacaran fauna. These rare and exceptional qualities have inspired artists and provide special opportunities for visitors.
Subject Index Landscape area - Geological Site
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 27-JUN-2014
LGA Unincorporated SA
State Heritage ID 14376
Heritage Number 72
Section 16 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 6030/457 H350400 S10,CR 5762/861 H350400 S30,CR 5762/865 H350500 S39,CR 6140/777 F40683 A25,CL 6180/313 D112800 Q501 & 502,CR 6189/972 D112800 A500,CL 6197/400 H350400 S12,CL 6203/194 H350400 S13,17,18


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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