Prospect Road Tram Depot Saved From Demolition

Prospect Road Tram Depot Saved From Demolition

South Australia Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter

State Government Offers To Purchase Prospect Tram Barn To Preserve Historic Site

Victor P Taffa

State Government has made a $3 Million offer to purchase the State-heritage listed Prospect Tram Barn to ensure the historic values of the 1883 site are preserved.

 

“State Government is acting on behalf of the community who have voiced strong concerns about the sale of this historic site by the City of Prospect.” Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter said.

“This is a win for residents of Prospect who have long sought to conserve and protect this heritage site for public use.”

Formerly the Johns Road Horse Tram Depot, the 134-year-old building on Prospect Road is 1 of only 3 tram barns remaining from an extensive network that once included 19 tram depots.

Once the sale of the site is complete, the State Government will be consulting with the community about possible future uses of the building and site.

SA Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background

Prospect Tram Barn is a rare survivor of Adelaide’s first public transport network, which included 19 tram depots and a network of trams in Adelaide and surrounding suburbs.

Other 2 remaining tram depots are on Hackney Road and Magill Road.