Fairview Conservation Park

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Fairview Conservation Park
South Australia
Fairview Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Fairview Conservation Park
Fairview Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityLucindale[2]
Coordinates36°50′03″S 140°25′03″E / 36.8341°S 140.4176°E / -36.8341; 140.4176Coordinates: 36°50′03″S 140°25′03″E / 36.8341°S 140.4176°E / -36.8341; 140.4176
Established13 October 1960[3]
Area13.94 km2 (5.4 sq mi)[4]
Visitation'not high' (in 1994)[5]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Fairview Conservation Park (formerly the Fairview National Park) is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the gazetted locality of Woolumbool about 17 kilometres (11 mi) north of Lucindale in the state's Limestone Coast region.[2][5]

The conservation park is located on land in sections 93, 98 and 61 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Woolumbool on the east side of Woolumbool Road.[5][3][2] Sections 93 and 98 were constituted under the Crown Lands Act 1929 on 13 October 1960 as a wild life reserve.[3] On 9 November 1967, sections 93 and 98 were proclaimed under the National Parks Act 1966 as Fairview National Park.[6] In 1972, it was constituted as a conservation park upon the proclamation of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 on 27 April 1972.[7] In 1984, additional land consisting of section 61 in the Hundred of Woolumbool located immediately south of the original proclamation was added to the conservation park.[8] As of July 2016, the conservation park covered an area of 13.94 square kilometres (5.38 sq mi).[4]

As of 1994, the conservation park was described as follows:[5]

… two semi-permanent lagoons, extensive areas of seasonally inundated flats, sandy flats and ridges, and limestone ridges. A South Australian swamp paper-bark (Melaleuca halmaturorum) association, with sedges and sandy beaches characterises the lagoon edges. Open heath and tussock grasslands cover the seasonally inundated flats, while a low open woodland of South Australian blue gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon) and rough-barked manna gum (E. viminalis subsp. cygnetensis) occupies the sandy flats and limestone ridges.

As of 1994, visitor use was reported as being “not high” and consisted of “irregular use” of a picnic area by “the Naracoorte and Lucindale communities” and “bushwalking for field nature study.”[5]

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


  1. ^ a b "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 result for "Fairview Conservation Park" (Record no. SA0023519) with the following layers selected - "Parcel labels", "Suburbs and Localities", "Hundreds", " Place names (gazetteer)" and "Road Labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929-1957: HUNDRED OF WOOLUMBOOL-WILD LIFE RESERVE DEDICATED" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 1014. 4 July 1968. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e Owers, Terry, ed. (1994), Small inland parks of the South East : management plan, East Region, South Australia (PDF), Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Natural Resources Group, pp. 17–19, retrieved 20 August 2016
  6. ^ Walsh, Frank (9 November 1967). "NATIONAL PARKS ACT, 1966: VARIOUS NATIONAL PARKS NAMED" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 2043. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  7. ^ "No. 56 of 1972 (National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972)". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 700. 27 April 1972. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  8. ^ "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT, 1972: SECTIONS 29 AND 30: HUNDRED OF WOOLUMBOOL—ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES OF FAIRVIEW CONSERVATION PARK" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 1478. 8 November 1984. Retrieved 21 January 2017.

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