Point Bell Conservation Park

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Point Bell Conservation Park
South Australia
Point Bell  Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Point Bell  Conservation Park
Point Bell Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Ceduna.
Coordinates 32°11′25″S 133°08′16″E / 32.1904°S 133.1378°E / -32.1904; 133.1378Coordinates: 32°11′25″S 133°08′16″E / 32.1904°S 133.1378°E / -32.1904; 133.1378
Established 11 November 1993[1][2]
Area 5.46 km2 (2.1 sq mi)[2]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Footnotes Coordinates[3]
Nearest town[4]
Managing authority[2]
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Point Bell Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the gazetted locality of Penong in the west of the state on the coastline of the Great Australian Bight on land including and adjoining the headland of Point Bell about 52 kilometres (32 miles) west of the town of Ceduna.[4]

The land first acquired protected area status on 11 November 1993 as a conservation reserve dedicated under the Crown Lands Act 1929 and known as the Point Bell Conservation Reserve.[1][5] In 2005, the conservation reserve was resumed and in 2006, the land was constituted as the Point Bell Conservation Park.[6][7]

In 2007, the conservation park was described by its managing authority as follows: [8]

This small rocky point with granite boulders contains long, sandy beaches and sand dunes. It provides excellent fishing, camping and swimming opportunities.

A co-management agreement signed by the Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation and the Government of South Australia in 2013 in respect to the Yumbarra Conservation Park also provides for the corporation to give advice on the management of the conservation park and other reserves in the west of the state.[9] The conservation park is one of those in the west of the state where aboriginal people are permitted to hunt for and gather food.[10]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929: SECTION 5, The Thirty Third Schedule" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 2438–2440. 11 November 1993. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  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 "Search result(s) for Point Bell Conservation Park (Record No. SA0041166) 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 29 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "CROWN LANDS ACT 1929: SECTION 5, CORRIGENDUM" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 9 December 1993. p. 2887. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "CROWN LANDS ACT 1929: SECTION 5" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 21 July 2005. p. 2417. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife (Point Bell Conservation Park) Proclamation 2006" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 2113. 29 June 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Parks of the Far West official brochure" (PDF). Government of South Australia. November 2007. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Co-management of parks in South Australia". Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife (Aboriginal Hunting and Food Gathering) Proclamation 2015" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 344. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 

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