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Heritage Listed Properties

The City of Victor Harbor has a unique character, which is highly valued by many residents and visitors to the area. The area has been a popular seaside holiday destination for around 130 years. The many surviving historic buildings in the region make a substantial contribution to its character and to the appeal of the area for tourists and holidaymakers who contribute to the region’s economy. The Council is committed to conserving the built heritage in Victor Harbor. A total of approximately 95 places have been included as Local Heritage Places in Council’s Development Plan.

Heritage Listed Properties

There are a number of both state and local heritage listed properties in the City of Victor Harbor.

South Australian Heritage Places Database

Survey of Heritage Places  (Donovan & Associates - 1997)Victor Harbor Heritage Survey Volume 1 - Survey Overview

Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme

To demonstrate its commitment to conserving Victor Harbor’s built heritage, Council initiated a Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme in 2005 to assist owners in conserving and maintaining Local Heritage places.

The Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme is a monetary fund set aside by Council to provide subsidies for owners for work associated with the conservation of their Local Heritage places. The Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme Policy provides more information.

Local Heritage Incentives Grant Application Form

The Council is committed to conserving the built heritage in Victor Harbor. A total of approximately 89 places have been included as Local Heritage Places in Council’s Development Plan.

Heritage Exemption to Development Application Fees

Development Applications fees are set out in Schedule 6 of the Development Regulations 2008.

The City of Victor Harbor offer exemptions from some of the Development Application fees for Heritage listed buildings and/or places.

Exempt fees:

Lodgement Fees

  • Additional Lodgement Fee (over $5,000)
  • Staged Consent Fee

Note:  The base lodgement fee needs to be paid.

Development Plan Assessment Fees

  • Development Plan Assessment Fee up to a maximum of $300
  • State Heritage Branch Referral Fee

Building Rules Assessment Fees

  • Building Rules Assessment Fee up to a maximum of $100

Heritage Advisory Service

The City of Victor Harbor has a Heritage Advisory Service to assist in the management of heritage assets.  The Heritage Adviser can provide valuable advice and assistance in matters relating to heritage places.  For more information regarding Council’s Heritage Advisory Service, click here.