Detail above: Dorrit Black, Australia, 1891 - 1951, The Olive Plantation, 1946, Magill, Adelaide; Bequest of the artist 1951, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
The Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid spans the world-renowned food, wine and tourism regions of the Clare and Barossa Valleys, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Peninsula. Our bid for UNESCO World Heritage recognition is building the case that the rural landscapes of the Mount Lofty Ranges are a continuing expression of our Aboriginal culture, our globally significant colonial history, and our exceptional ability to adapt, innovate and evolve with changing nature over time. The bid has a core ambition to deliver real and lasting economic, cultural and environmental benefits to the region regardless of its outcome.
OUR BID PARTNERS
The current partners in our alliance to pursue UNESCO listing include Adelaide Hills Council, Alexandrina Council, The Barossa Council, Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council, Light Regional Council, the City of Mitcham, Mid Murray Council, Mount Barker District Council, the City of Onkaparinga, Yankalilla Council, Regional Development Australia Barossa and the University of Adelaide.
NATIONAL NOMINATION LODGED!
The Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid nomination for National Heritage listing was submitted to the Australian Government in February 2017. This marked an important milestone in the larger project to gain World Heritage listing. A decision from the Australian government to proceed to assessment of the national nomination is yet to be made, and the assessment itself will likely take a number of years. That process will pave the way for the Australian government to eventually lodge a nomination for World Heritage listing with UNESCO. Work on developing the World Heritage nomination is currently being undertaken in tandem with the national nomination process. The national nomination documents can be found on the Library page of this website and an interactive thematic map can be found at this link:
7:30 REPORT FEATURE
"It's an international list that includes the Egyptian Pyramids and Machu Picchu, and there's a group that's hoping a patch of South Australia will be added to it."
The ABC's Leah MacLennan reports on the bid to get the agricultural lands surrounding Adelaide, from the Barossa to the Fleurieu, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site
Source: 7.30 South Australia | Duration: 6min 15sec Date of Transmission/Date of Recording 13-Jun-2014
THE CASE FOR LISTING
|The Case for World Heritage Listing of the Mount Lofty Ranges Agrarian Landscape.pdf|
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