Bushland Park, Lobethal

Where is it?: Bushland Park is 118 hectares in area on the northern outskirts of Lobethal, off Gumeracha Road.

Owner: Adelaide Hills Council.  More information – Friends of Bushland Park

History: During the 19th and early 20th century, before reticulated water was available to the towns in the Onkaparinga Valley, two reservoirs in a 118 hectare property supplied water to the town of Lobethal and its major industry – the Onkaparinga Woollen Mills. Early in 1982 the land was declared surplus to the requirements of the Engineering & Water Supply Department, and it was offered to the District Council of Onkaparinga (now part of the Adelaide Hills Council) on the understanding that a Heritage Agreement would be placed on the majority of the land, ensuring it be kept in its natural state.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 82 (non-passerines 35, passerines 47)

Common Species: Eurasian Coot, Adelaide Rosella, White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, Crescent Honeyeater, Grey Shrikethrush, Grey Fantail

Less Common Species: Red-rumped Parrot, Black-capped Sittella, Willie Wagtail, Bassian Thrush

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