Caroona Creek Conservation Park

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Caroona Creek Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)[1]
Caroona Creek Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Caroona Creek Conservation Park
Caroona Creek Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityHallett [2]
Coordinates33°25′32″S 139°06′22″E / 33.4255490039999°S 139.10621316°E / -33.4255490039999; 139.10621316[1]
Established18 February 2010 (2010-02-18)[3]
Area54.22 km2 (20.9 sq mi)[4]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Caroona Creek Conservation Park is a protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia in the localities of Collinsville and Mount Bryan East about 173 kilometres (107 mi) north-east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 19 kilometres (12 mi) east of the town of Hallett.[2]

It came into existence on 18 February 2010 by proclamation under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. Its name which is derived from the Caroona Creek, a stream flowing within its boundaries, was approved by the Surveyor General of South Australia on 14 June 2005.[2][3] Additional land was added to the conservation park on 16 October 2014.[5] As of 2016, it covered an area of 54.22 square kilometres (20.93 sq mi).[4]

A separate proclamation on 18 February 2010 ensured the continuation of “existing rights of entry, prospecting, exploration or mining” regarding the land under the Mining Act 1971 and the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000.[6]

The conservation park consisted of the following land in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Tomkinson at proclamation in 2010:[3]

  1. Sections 49, 56 to 65, 107 to 109, 112 to 113, 115 to 123, 174 to 176, 313 to 316, 324 and 325.
  2. Allotments 100 and 101 of Deposited Plan 68352.
  3. Allotment 1 of Deposited Plan 58696.

Land added in 2014 consisted of sections 53, 54 and 55 in the Hundred of Tomkinson, and sections 56, 191 and 538 in the Hundred of Hallett.[5]

The Heysen Trail, the long distance walking trail, passes through the conservation park as a loop entering from the south and exiting in the west.[7]

In 2011, it was described by its managing authority as follows:[8]

Situated on the western edge of the Olary Plain, this park contains a range of landforms from steep rocky ridges and calcrete hills extending to alluvial plains. The park conserves a representative sample of the transitional zone between the rounded hills of the Mid North to the beginning of the rocky gorge country of the Flinders Ranges. The northern area contains the beautiful Tourilie Gorge and its surrounding rugged hilly terrain.

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Search results for 'Caroona Creek Conservation Park' with the following datasets selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Government Towns', 'NPW and Conservation Properties', 'Hundreds', 'Roads', 'Recreational Trails' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "National Parks and Wildlife (Caroona Creek Conservation Park) Proclamation 2013". South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. 18 February 2010. p. 830. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System Reserve List" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b "National Parks and Wildlife (Caroona Creek Conservation Park) Proclamation 2014". South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. 16 October 2014. p. 6120. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  6. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife (Caroona Creek Conservation Park—Mining Rights) Proclamation 2010". South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. 18 February 2010. p. 827. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Section 29: Newikie Creek to Dares Hill Summit Rd". The Heysen Trail. The Friends of the Heysen Trail and Other Walking Trails Inc. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Parks of the Mid North" (PDF). Department of Environment and Natural Resources. June 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2018.

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