Port Pirie to Peterborough
A regional economic revitalisation initiative through community-led heritage regeneration.
The Silver to Sea Way
The Silver to Sea Way is a heritage regeneration project designed to bring more visitors to explore the rich stories along the route between Port Pirie in the mid-north of South Australia and Broken Hill in western New South Wales.
The project is investing in the regeneration of heritage places and the creation of new digital visitor experiences that explore local stories. It will also link existing businesses and activities to promote the route as a great tourist destination.
Stage 1 of the project (Port Pirie to Peterborough) has been funded through the Commonwealth Government’s Building Better Regions fund (Round 4) and is scheduled for completion at the end of 2022.
We would like to acknowledge the First Nations people of the land that the Silver to Sea Way passes through, the Nukunu, Ngadjuri, Adnyamathanha, Wilyakali and Barkandji nations. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
The development of the Silver to Sea Way has four principal objectives:
The Silver to Sea Way transforms the idea of a tourism driving route into an economic revitalisation project by using the area’s built and cultural heritage to create a compelling tourism experience. The integrated trail concept links destinations and visitor experiences across the whole journey to attract and engage visitors for longer and encourage them to stop, stay and spend along the route.
The project will be implemented using a staged approach. The first stage of the project – from Port Pirie to Peterborough
– will commence in 2021. Stage 2, from Peterborough to Broken Hill, will be scoped and costed during the implementation of Stage 1.
The project innovates in the following ways:
Outcomes & Benefits of the Silver to Sea Way
In addition to the economic returns modelled above, the following social, cultural and environmental benefits will also accrue:
Project evaluation will measure: