Mr Buckerfield said the South Australian Government tried to recover items of “significant heritage value”, such as old fireplaces and stone work, from acquired houses.
Looters are scaring Adelaide residents in the middle of the night on the site of a major upgrade of South Road.
Up to 120 houses are to be compulsorily acquired for the project and looters have been quick to move in on abandoned houses to claim valuable items.
North-South Corridor upgrade director Wayne Buckerfield said a security company was engaged several months ago to do regular patrols of the area.
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