Exciting Future for Historic Fort Largs

Leading Australian property developer Peet and South Australian fishing industry identity Jarn Jamison have joined forces to retain and transform Fort Largs into a café, market and community event space that that will open the fort to the public for the first time in its history. South Australian producers are some of the best in the world, and the new Fort Largs will have a strong ethos of quality local produce and community access right here in the City of PAE, creating a new kind of cultural experience to help reinvigorate the space in a way that still celebrates our past.

Peet and Jamison have been in close consultation with City of PAE and local historical groups on the plans to ensure the Fort is retained with a sustainable long term use that will open this heritage asset to the public. We can’t wait to see new life brought to the surrounding area as it is turned into a vibrant public space. The preservation of significant South Australian heritage sites such as Fort Largs is important to the City of PAE and we can’t wait to bring the past to future generations.

Peet South Australia State Manager Mark Devine said “Peet’s vision is to see all of the heritage spaces at Fort Largs retained and transformed so that they can be enjoyed by the local community and be a drawcard for the LeFevre Peninsula. We have been working with local historical groups South Australian Police Historical Society, Army Museum of South Australia and Largs Bay RSL, to develop a heritage interpretation trail so visitors can appreciate and understand the site’s long and varied history over time”
Restoration works are expected to commence in mid-2021 with completion expected by late 2022.

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