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Heritage Places Guidelines

The suburb of Prospect shares with Walkerville, Goodwood, Thebarton, Hindmarsh and Bowden the distinction of being one of Adelaide's oldest suburbs. City of Prospect is renowned for its diverse range of housing styles from single-fronted cottages in Little Adelaide to mansions in Fitzroy.

By the turn of the century, the construction of various federation houses including symmetrical and late Victorian villas was evident in some areas of Prospect. The next dominant housing style was the post World War 1 bungalows, which are evident in the suburbs of Sefton Park and Nailsworth.

The architectural diversity of the district has remained as a strong statement of previous eras. By recording this diversity, the Heritage Guidelines document serves to preserve City of Prospect's unique character for future generations.

The document provides an historical perspective of the built form of City of Prospect together with conservation design guidelines for the restoration, extension and general maintenance of local heritage places and dwellings within the Historic (Conservation) Zone. The guide features descriptions of layouts, materials and decorative elements that were common to architectural styles in various periods of Prospect’s built history.

The Design Guide is intended to assist property owners in identifying housing styles and their original elements and building materials within City of Prospect.

Historic Conservation Zone and Heritage Places Design Guidelines

If you would like more information heritage guidelines on (08) 8269 5355, or email