Kinchina Conservation Park

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Kinchina Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)[1]
Kinchina Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Kinchina Conservation Park
Kinchina Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityMurray Bridge
Coordinates35°06′40″S 139°13′37″E / 35.111053°S 139.226907°E / -35.111053; 139.226907Coordinates: 35°06′40″S 139°13′37″E / 35.111053°S 139.226907°E / -35.111053; 139.226907
Established22 September 2016 (2016-09-22)[2]
Area4.14 km2 (1.6 sq mi)[3]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Kinchina Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia in the north of the Gifford Hill Range on the eastern flanks the localities of Rocky Gully and White Hill, west of Murray Bridge.[4]

It was proclaimed under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 on 22 September 2016 along with the preservation of any “existing and future rights of entry, prospecting, exploration or mining” on eight parcels of adjoining land in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Mobilong.[2][5] As of September 2016, it covered an area of 4.14 square kilometres (1.60 sq mi).[3]

An announcement made on 22 September 2016 by Ian Hunter, the Minister for Sustainability, Environment & Conservation in the South Australian government described both the conservation park and the nearby Monarto Woodlands Conservation Park as follows:[3]

The two new parks at Monarto support high levels of biodiversity, in part created by the now- mature plantings associated with the proposed development of a satellite city at Monarto in the 1970s. Protection of these areas is consistent with the Government’s Conserving Nature 2012-2020 strategy to conserve a range of ecosystems.

The Kinchina Conservation Park – about 5 kilometres west of Murray Bridge – protects grassy woodland communities considered of high conservation significance and provides habitat for a number of birds that are in decline in the Mount Lofty Ranges, including the diamond firetail, Australasian darter and hooded robin.

The Lavender Federation Trail passes through part of the conservation park on its way from its southern trailhead at Murray Bridge to Mount Beevor in the west.[1][6]

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

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  1. ^ a b c "Search result(s) for Rocky Gully (LOCB) with the following datasets being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Hundreds", "NPW and Conservation Reserve Boundaries " and "Recreation Trails"". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "National Parks and Wildlife (Kinchina Conservation Park) Proclamation 2016". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 3828. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Two new conservation parks for SA". Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Search result(s) for Rocky Gully (LOCB) (Record No. SA0059238) 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 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife (Kinchina Conservation Park—Mining Rights) Proclamation 2016". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 3829. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Lavender Federation Trail". Walking SA. Retrieved 15 April 2017.