Client: City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Project type: Strategic planning
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield has a rich heritage, and much of the city’s identity is derived from its unique and historic places and spaces that create a sense of place for residents and destination for visitors – and the Council has maintained a long-standing commitment to both protect and promote the city’s built heritage.
Planning Futures led a heritage audit and the development of a Built Heritage Strategy on behalf of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield to bring together the range of heritage programs and initiatives spread across the Council’s various directorates and enable Council to clearly articulate its ongoing commitment to, and role in, conservation of its built heritage.
Development of the Strategy involved a highly collaborative process with Council staff and elected members and included a significant upfront audit process to clarify and document Council’s existing heritage conservation programs and activities as a critical first step in identifying the ‘current situation’ in terms of resourcing/budgets, organisational responsibilities, service levels, interdependencies and overlaps, measures of success, and opportunities for improvement.
The Strategy was also supported by a pragmatic and achievable three-year Action Plan to guide its delivery.