Valuing Our Heritage Forum

panel Debate with Election Candidates


Thursday 15 February 2018

6.00pm - 7.30pm


With the State Election looming, the National Trust of South Australia is convening a panel of election candidates to debate the risks and opportunities ahead for South Australia's heritage. 

Christine Trenorden, former judge and Senior Judge of the Environment, Resources and Development Court, will lead a Q&A session with our panel of politicians responding to your questions about the future of our heritage and presenting their own views on heritage policy.

Possible issues for discussion include:

  • innovative adaptive reuse of heritage places
  • economic value of heritage
  • heritage tourism
  • threats to heritage protections
  • relaxation of planning controls
  • loss of community input to development decisions

Confirmed panel members include:

The Hon Mark Parnell MLC, Parliamentary Leader of the Greens SA
Mr David Speirs MP, Shadow Minister for Environment, Member for Bright
The Hon Ian Hunter, MLC, Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation
The Right Hon The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Martin Haese
The Hon Robert Brokenshire, MLC, Australian Conservatives
Ms Karen Hockley, SA-Best candidate for Davenport
Mr Peter Humphries, Advance SA candidate

Find out from these candidates for election in 2018 how they will ensure that our unique heritage is protected, preserved and utilised.


National Trust

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the National Trust South Australia

While the views presented by speakers within the Hawke Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia or The Hawke Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy -Valuing our Diversity - and Building our Future.

The copying and reproduction of any transcripts within the Hawke Centre public program is strictly forbidden without prior arrangements.