Custon Conservation Park

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Custon Conservation Park
South Australia
Custon  Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Custon  Conservation Park
Custon Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Wolseley
Coordinates 36°26′27″S 140°55′36″E / 36.4408°S 140.9268°E / -36.4408; 140.9268Coordinates: 36°26′27″S 140°55′36″E / 36.4408°S 140.9268°E / -36.4408; 140.9268
Established 8 March 2007 (2007-03-08)[1]
Area 64 hectares (160 acres)[2]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Footnotes Coordinates[3]
Nearest town[4]
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Custon Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the state’s Limestone Coast in the gazetted locality of Custon about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of the town centre in Wolseley and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of the municipal seat of Bordertown.[4][5]

The conservation park occupies land in the Section 903 and Allotment 2 in Deposited Plan 36724 of the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Tatiara. It is bounded by Bangham Road on its western side and by Pier Point Road on its northern side.[4][1][6]

The land originally gained protected area status in 2007, when crown land in section 903 was gazetted as the Custon Conservation Park and was enlarged in 2016 by the addition of crown land in the Allotment 2 in Deposited Plan 36724.[1][6]

The conservation park contains an “ecological community” consisting of “a grassy woodland” of grey box which is listed as ‘Endangered’ under the state’s National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 with buloke being a "co-dominant tree species.” As of 2014, the Government of South Australia has been using fire as “part of an integrated management strategy to maintain the Grey-box Grassy Woodland association.”[7][5]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "National Parks and Wildlife (Custon Conservation Park) Proclamation 2007". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 747. 8 March 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 11 July 2016)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "Search result for "Custon Conservation Park" (Record no. SA0017462) with the following layers selected - "Parcel labels", "Suburbs and Localities", "Hundreds", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Road Labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "NEWS RELEASE 19/03/14, Prescribed burn in Custon Conservation Park" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "National Parks and Wildlife (Custon Conservation Park) Proclamation 2016". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 704. 25 February 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Fire Management Plan, Reserves of the South East, 2010-2020 (PDF), Department for Environment and Heritage, 2010, pp. 34–35, 79, 104 and 105, retrieved 2 March 2017 

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