Social Housing & Dr Kent’s Paddock

Dr Kent’s Paddock has been nominated in 2020 for Heritage Listing in SA. (click here to view or download Dr Kents Paddock heritage-register-nomination-form).

At the 2019 KTRA AGM, Architect Michael Pilkington presented about the history and architectural and heritage value of Dr Kent’s Paddock.

The continued existence of the Housing Trust at Dr Kent’s Paddock is valued for many reasons, such as:

  1. the importance of low-cost social housing close to the city and associated services;
  2. the disruption to people’s lives and their established social and infrastructure networks if they had to move;
  3. its existence contributes to the physical and social ‘mix’ that we and others profess to value as an intrinsic aspect of the Kent Town culture;
  4. as a treed area it provides a valuable contribution to the Kent Town environment, in fact it is the area with the densest tree environment in Kent Town. The trees were established since about 1979, that is 40 years ago.