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Culture and Tourism

At Lot Fourteen we are proud of our heritage and we’re excited about the precinct’s future. For more than 60,000 years, the land on which Lot Fourteen now sits was of major importance to the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains.
Image: Narrunga Kaurna man, Jack Buckskin, performing at a smoking ceremony at Lot Fourteen.

At Lot Fourteen we are proud of our heritage and we’re excited about the precinct’s future.

The innovation precinct is a collaborative ecosystem making a global impact by accelerating innovation, entrepreneurship, research, education, culture and tourism.

Lot Fourteen’s ambition is to create a national and international attraction for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

The innovation precinct will attract people of all ages and backgrounds, bringing together entrepreneurs, innovators, companies, researchers, students and visitors.

Approximately 70 per cent of the total 7-hectare Lot Fourteen site will be returned to public accessible space and up to 50 per cent of the site will be planted, landscaped and open.

Tourism

The public realm on North Terrace is now open to the public. Visitors can now visit community café and bar and book free tickets at the Australian Space Discovery Centre.

Cultural heritage

Between the banks of Karrawirra Parri (River of the Reg Gum forest; River Torrens) and the waterholes of Kainka wirra (Eucalypt forest, Adelaide Botanic Garden), the Country within and around Lot Fourteen has been a place for camping and ceremony. 

This is a place that the Kaurna people have a strong cultural and emotional connection to as it is the Site of Evaritchi next to her Watering Spring.

For many years after the arrival of the British settlers, the areas around Lot Fourteen continued to provide refuge for the Kaurna and was a place to continue to practice culture. 

Future culture and tourism

The Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC) will be Australia’s premier centre honouring Aboriginal cultures.

The Centre will create an extraordinary, immersive experience combining traditional storytelling with modern technology to deliver a major cultural tourist attractor and a source of pride for all South Australians, as the world learns more about the incredible story and unique cultures of Australia’s First Peoples.

The state government is working in close partnership with Aboriginal communities on planning and development of this internationally significant centre, to ensure it reflects their culture, values and aspirations.

The commitment to the AACC is already significant; the Australian Government will provide up to $85 million towards the construction of the centre, with the Government of South Australia providing $115 million in additional funding, bringing the total project funding to $200 million.

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