1.3.4 Sociocultural assets


All 59 sociocultural assets were sourced from the Australian Heritage Database (Department of the Environment, 2015), of which 53 were considered to be water dependent (surface and/or groundwater). No additional sociocultural assets were nominated at the Pedirka subregion asset workshop in Adelaide in March 2015.

Some sociocultural assets with identified heritage values are also areas with natural values. Consequently they are partly or entirely protected under national and/or state conservation legislation, and thus were also nominated as ecological assets. These sociocultural assets are water dependent. Other sociocultural assets are historical places, including several places associated with the Overland Telegraph Line from Adelaide to Darwin. Most of the historical places are also water dependent because they are located near groundwater discharge springs or on floodplains.

Thirty-six Indigenous assets are listed in the Register of the National Estate (RNE) and in the absence of detailed location descriptions, all were considered to be potentially water dependent.

Last updated:
28 September 2018