Myponga Conservation Park

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Myponga Conservation Park
South Australia
Myponga Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Myponga Conservation Park
Myponga Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityMyponga[2]
Coordinates35°26′50″S 138°26′23″E / 35.4473305029999°S 138.439730892°E / -35.4473305029999; 138.439730892Coordinates: 35°26′50″S 138°26′23″E / 35.4473305029999°S 138.439730892°E / -35.4473305029999; 138.439730892[1]
Established24 February 1972 (1972-02-24)[3]
Area1.67 km2 (0.6 sq mi)[4]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water[4]
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Myponga Conservation Park (formerly the Myponga National Park) is a protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia in the locality of Myponga about 59 kilometres (37 mi) south of the state capital of Adelaide and about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-south-west of the town of Myponga.[2][5]

The conservation park consists of land in the sections 269 and 270 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Myponga. The land first received protected area status as the Myponga National Park proclaimed in 24 February 1972 under the National Parks Act 1966.[3] On 27 April 1972, the national park was reconstituted as the Myponga Conservation Park under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.[6] As of 2018, it covered an area of 1.67 square kilometres (0.64 sq mi).[4]

The Heysen Trail, the long distance walking trail, enters from the south at the south-east corner of section 269 and passes through and along the west side of the section.[7][2][3]

In 1980, the conservation park was described as follows:[5]

Myponga Conservation Park preserves an area with a diverse and interesting flora that supports a mammalian and avian fauna representative of that of the Fleurieu Peninsula of particular note is the presence of the locally endangered short-nosed bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus) and the rare plants Casuarina striata and Cheiranthera cyanea… This park which occupies hilly terrain typical of the Fleurieu Peninsula, contains a diverse flora that falls into three main structural forms. The areas of better soils near creeks and along ridges have a low open forest of Eucalyptus leucoxylon and obliqua. Open scrub of E. cosmophylla with depauperate E. fasciculosa and E. leucoxylon over a dense understorey of Hakea, Banksia and Xanthorrhoea series covers the hill slope areas with patches of closed heath of the same species… Myponga Conservation Park is substantially undisturbed although surrounded by cultural environments.

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[1] In 1980, it was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c "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 'Myponga Conservation Park' with the following datasets selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'NPW and Conservation Properties', 'Hundreds', 'Roads', 'Recreational Trails' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Kneebone, A. F. (24 February 1972). "NATIONAL PARKS ACT, 1966: DECLARATION OF NATIONAL PARK" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 655. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Protected Areas Information System Reserve List" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Myponga Conservation Park, Nunn Rd, Myponga, SA, Australia - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 7783)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. 21 October 1980. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  6. ^ "No. 56 of 1972 (National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972)". The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 660 & 703. 27 April 1972. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Section 7: Inman Valley to Myponga". The Heysen Trail. The Friends of the Heysen Trail and Other Walking Trails Inc. Retrieved 6 July 2018.

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