Hopkins Creek Conservation Park

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Hopkins Creek Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Hopkins Creek Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Hopkins Creek Conservation Park
Hopkins Creek Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Burra[2]
Coordinates 33°51′07″S 139°00′59″E / 33.851943999°S 139.016452969°E / -33.851943999; 139.016452969[1]
Established 22 July 2010 (2010-07-22)[3]
Area 5.15 km2 (2.0 sq mi)[4]
Managing authorities Department of Environment and Water[4]
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Hopkins Creek Conservation Park is a protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia in the locality of Emu Downs about 125 kilometres (78 mi) north-east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 21 kilometres (13 mi) south of the town of Burra.[2]

The conservation park consists of Section B, Block C4 and Section 467 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Apoinga. It is named after Hopkins Creek, a watercourse located to the north of its boundaries. It came into existence on 22 July 2010 by proclamation under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. A separate proclamation on 22 July 2010 ensured the continuation of “existing rights of entry, prospecting, exploration or mining” regarding the land under the Mining Act 1971.[2][5][3][6] As of 2016, it covered an area of 5.15 square kilometres (1.99 sq mi).[4]

The Heysen Trail, the long distance walking trail, passes along the southern boundary of the conservation park.[7]

Land within the conservation park’s boundaries is known to be a site for Acacia glandulicarpa (Hairy-pod Wattle), a perennial shrub which occurs in western Victoria and eastern South Australia and which is listed as endangered by the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 and as vulnerable by the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.[8][5]

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

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  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 results for 'Hopkins Creek Conservation Park' with the following datasets selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Government Towns', 'NPW and Conservation Boundaries', 'NPW and Conservation Properties', 'Roads' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b "National Parks and Wildlife (Hopkins Creek Conservation Park) Proclamation 2010". South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. 22 July 2010. p. 3594. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Protected Areas Information System Reserve List" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Search results for 'Hopkins Creek, Strm' with following datasets selected - 'NPW and Conservation Properties', 'Recreation Trails' and 'Gazetteer'". The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  6. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife (Hopkins Creek Conservation Park—Mining Rights) Proclamation 2010". South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. 22 July 2010. p. 3591. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Section 25: Burra Road to Worlds End". The Heysen Trail. The Friends of the Heysen Trail and Other Walking Trails Inc. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  8. ^ Carter, O. (2011), National Recovery Plan for the Hairy-pod Wattle Acacia glandulicarpa (PDF), Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victorian Government, pp. 3, 6, 8 and 10, retrieved 14 April 2018

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