1.3.4 Sociocultural assets


There were 87 nominated sociocultural assets, of which 72 were considered to be water dependent (surface and/or groundwater) and included in the water-dependent asset register. No additional sociocultural assets were nominated at the Arckaringa 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 places associated with British tests of nuclear weapons and 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 include floodplains.

Forty-six Indigenous assets were nominated and, in the absence of detailed location descriptions, all were considered to be potentially water dependent.

Last updated:
5 January 2018