Sandy Creek Conservation Park

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Sandy Creek Conservation Park
Lyndoch[1] & Sandy Creek[1]South Australia
Sandy Creek Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Sandy Creek Conservation Park
Sandy Creek Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Lyndoch[1][3]
Coordinates34°36′45″S 138°51′34″E / 34.6124°S 138.8595°E / -34.6124; 138.8595Coordinates: 34°36′45″S 138°51′34″E / 34.6124°S 138.8595°E / -34.6124; 138.8595[2]
Established7 October 1965 (1965-10-07)[4]
Area1.58 km2 (0.6 sq mi)[4]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water[4]
WebsiteSandy Creek Conservation Park
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

Sandy Creek Conservation Park, formerly the Sandy Creek National Park, is a protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia in the localities of Lyndoch and Sandy Creek about 42 kilometres (26 mi) north-east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west-south-west of the town centre in Sandy Creek.[1][3]

The conservation park consists of land in sections 72, 317 and 319 and in allotments 10, 50 and 202 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Barossa.[5][6][7][8]

The land first received protected area status in respect to section 72 as a wildlife reserve under the Crown Lands Act 1929 proclaimed on 7 October 1965.[9] On 25 May 1967, sections 317 and 319 were declared as a national park under the National Parks Act 1966 and on 9 November 1967 along with section 72 were named as the Sandy Creek National Park.[10][11] On 27 April 1972, the national park was reconstituted as the Sandy Creek Conservation Park under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.[5] Since 1972, the following land from the Hundred of Barossa has been added to the conservation park - allotment 10 on 11 April 1991, allotment 50 on 8 September 1994 and allotment 202 on 19 January 2006.[6][7][8] As of 2019, it covered an area of 1.58 square kilometres (0.61 sq mi).[4]

In 1980, the conservation park was described as follows:[3]

The topography of this park is one of gently undulating sandy hills and plains dissected by creeks, elevation ranging from 185m to 235m above sea level. The major vegetation associations at Sandy Creek consist of various combinations of Eucalyptus fasciculosa and Callitris preissii. The structural formation ranges from low woodland to open forest while the understorey is variable. Abandoned vineyards and small discrete areas of Eucalyptus leucoxylon and E. odorata also occur in the park…


Lomandra multiflora which is an endangered plant in South Australia and three rare plant species… occur in the park. Macropus fuliginosus (western grey kangaroo) is present, while 120 species of birds, including five species of cuckoos have been recorded… The occurrence together of birds from both sclerophyll forests and from mallee areas is ecologically significant.

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[2] In 1980, it was listed on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Search results for 'Sandy Creek 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 29 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Sandy Creek Conservation Park, Pimpala Rd, Lyndoch, SA, Australia - listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 7084)". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment. 21 October 1980. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "Protected Areas Information System Reserve List" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "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 29 June 2019.
  6. ^ a b Blevins, F.T. (11 April 1991). "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT 1972 SECTION 30(1): CONSTITUTION OF SANDY CREEK CONSERVATION PARK (ADDITIONAL LANDS)" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 1208. Retrieved 29 June 2019. Allotment 10 of Plan No. F.P. 30681, Hundred of Barossa, County of Adelaide.
  7. ^ a b Such, R.B. (8 September 1994). "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT 1972 SECTION 29(3): SANDY CREEK CONSERVATION PARK- ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 729. Retrieved 29 June 2019. Allotment 50 of Deposited Plan No. 36448, Hundred of Barossa, County of Adelaide.
  8. ^ a b "National Parks and Wildlife (Sandy Creek Conservation Park) Proclamation 2006". South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. 19 January 2006. p. 243. Retrieved 29 June 2019 – via AustLII. Allotment 202 of DP 64607, Hundred of Barossa, County of Adelaide.
  9. ^ Shard, A. J. (7 October 1965). "CROWN LANDS ACT, 1929-1960: HUNDRED OF BAROSSA—WILD-LIFE RESERVE DEDICATED" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 1292. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  10. ^ Shard, A. J. (25 May 1967). "NATIONAL PARKS ACT, 1966: HUNDRED OF BAROSSA—NATIONAL PARKS DECLARED" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 1656. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  11. ^ Walsh, Frank (9 November 1967). "NATIONAL PARKS ACT, 1966: VARIOUS NATIONAL PARKS NAMED" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 2043. Retrieved 29 June 2019.

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