Kapunda Island Conservation Park

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Kapunda Island Conservation Park
South Australia
Kapunda Island Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Kapunda Island Conservation Park
Kapunda Island Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Loxton
Coordinates34°26′54″S 140°33′36″E / 34.4484°S 140.56°E / -34.4484; 140.56Coordinates: 34°26′54″S 140°33′36″E / 34.4484°S 140.56°E / -34.4484; 140.56
Established4 July 1968 (1968-07-04)[1]
Area1 hectare (2.5 acres)[2]
Managing authoritiesDepartment of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Nearest town [4]
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Kapunda Island Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located on the Riverland in the gazetted locality of Loxton about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north-west of the Loxton town centre.[4]

The conservation park is located on Kapunda Island in the Murray River adjacent to ‘the town of Loxton’ in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Bookpurnong.[4][1] It was constituted under the Crown Lands Act 1929 on 4 July 1968 as a fauna conservation reserve. [1] In 1972, it was constituted as a conservation park upon the proclamation of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 on 27 April 1972.[5] As of July 2016, the conservation park covered an area of 1 hectare (2.5 acres).[2]

In 1980, it was described as follows:[6]

A small attractive island in the Murray River adjacent to Katarpko Game Reserve. As such may provide a safe refuge for waterbirds during open season. One of only a few island reserves on the South Australian section of the Murray River. Small sand bar island in the Murray River. Vegetation consists of Eucalyptus camaldulensis open forest over Phragmites australis reed beds and Muehlenbeckia cunninghamii.

As of 1994, it and the Media Island and Rilli Island conservation parks have been managed in conjunction with the Murray River National Park.[7]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[3] In 1980, it was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929-1967: VARIOUS ISLANDS DEDICATED AS FAUNA CONSERVATION RESERVES" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 1–2. 4 July 1968. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "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 "Kapunda Island Conservation Park" (Record no. SA0034115) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Hundreds" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  5. ^ "No. 56 of 1972 (National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972)". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 702. 27 April 1972. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Kapunda Island Conservation Park – listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 7841)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. 21 October 1980. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Murray River National Park Management Plan (including Rilli Island, Media Island and Kapunda Island Conservation Parks)" (PDF). Department for Environment and Natural Resources. 1994. pp. vi, vii and 25. Retrieved 16 January 2015.

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