Heggaton Conservation Park
|Heggaton Conservation Park|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
|Nearest town or city||Kimba.|
|Established||11 November 1993|
|Area||64.76 km2 (25.0 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources|
|See also||Protected areas of South Australia|
Heggaton Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located on the Eyre Peninsula in the gazetted locality of Mangalo about 28 kilometres (17 mi) south-east of Kimba.
The conservation park was proclaimed on 6 September 2012 under the state’s National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 in respect to land previously dedicated as a conservation reserve known as the Heggaton Conservation Reserve on 11 November 1993. The conservation park was constituted to permit access under the Mining Act 1971 and the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000. Its name is ultimately derived from the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Heggaton in which it is located.
As of 2014, it and three adjacent conservation parks were described by their managing authority as follows:
These parks (sic) are dominated by relatively undisturbed mallee forest, and woodland associations with a Melaleuca shrub understorey. They provide important habitat for Malleefowl populations and contain significant species including Gilbert’s Whistler, Bentham’s Goodenia and the Six-nerve Spine-bush which are listed as rare under the National Parks and Wildlife Act.
- "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.
- "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2014. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Search result(s) for Heggaton Conservation Park (Record No. SA0029921) with the following layers being selected - "Parcel labels", "Suburbs and Localities", "Hundreds", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Road labels"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
- "Eastern Eyre Peninsula Parks Management Plan" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources,. 2014. pp. 3, 4, 8 & 10. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
- "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929: SECTION 5, The Thirty Second Schedule" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 2438 & 2440. 11 November 1993. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
- "National Parks and Wildlife (Heggaton Conservation Park) Proclamation 2012" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 4355. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2017.