Heritage conservation

Heritage conservation

We are sensitive and respectful to the land and waters in which we work, and are always looking to improve our knowledge and care for it.

Through our mutually beneficial partnerships with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and organisations, we work with local communities to ensure their rich, cultural heritage is respected and maintained.

Consistent with our commitment to reconciliation, we are conscious of protecting cultural heritage, and we continually work to both respect and promote the cultural values of the lands on which we are working. Here is an example:

  • At Beetaloo Reservoir in the state’s mid-north, an artwork by Nukunu artist Jessica Turner was erected at the public lookout. Titled Wobma, it details the cultural and spiritual relationship the Nukunu people have with land and water in the Spencer Gulf and southern Flinders Ranges.

We manage several land holdings significant to Aboriginal people. Under our custodianship, we engage with local communities to work with us in caring for and managing environmental and heritage projects on these lands. One of our ‘caring for Country’ initiatives is with Burrandies Aboriginal Corporation at Middle Point, south of Mount Gambier. Rich in Aboriginal cultural heritage, we have worked to revitalise the area through revegetation, planting culturally significant species selected by Boandik Elders. The project has also enabled land management outcomes and employment opportunities for six Aboriginal community members of the South East and encouraged community control and management of these resources.

For further information please contact Candice Nayda, Aboriginal Heritage and Engagement Advisor

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Polkinghorns Rd
  • Arthurton
  • 18/06/2020
  • Water Supply On
  • 18/06/2020 03:05 PM - We are attending to an incident in Arthurton with no interruption to the water supply. The safety of our crews and customers comes first, and we always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 07505663.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Spruance Rd
  • Elizabeth East
  • 11/06/2021
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 15/06/2021 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 15/06/2021 04:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Elizabeth East. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. Temporary traffic management may remain in place until reinstatement of the impacted road is complete. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as safely and quickly as we can.

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