Does Heritage Really Matter? – Heritage Week Debate

Debating SA was invited to be involved in a Heritage Week debate on the topic “Does Heritage Really Matter?” featuring a range of prominent Adelaide figures.

Below is a description of the event

Marty Fields

One of Australia’s most talented comedians, actors, singers, writers and musician will MC, entertain and compare this pinnacle event.

Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt MP and Lieutenant Governor Hieu Van Le AO will each present a key note address.

Special guest presentations:

Professor Mads Gaardboe, Dean of Art, Architecture and Design, UniSA
Ben Hewett, SA Government Architect
Damian Borchok, CEO, Interbrand Australia & New Zealand

An intellectual debating challenge of “words, wit and wisdom” contesting “Does Heritage Really Matter?”


With an impressive line up of high-profile and influential debaters:

Professor Norman Etherington, President, National Trust of SA
Vickie Chapman MP, Deputy State Liberal Leader
Vincent Ciccarello, CEO, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra


Paul Davies, Heritage Architect, NSW/TAS
Hon. Pat Conlon MP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
Michael Roder SC, Barrister, Howard Zelling Chambers
The fundraising initiatives of the evening will support the establishment of the “Living Heritage” Scholarship for Architecture students of the University of South Australia.