Cox Scrub Conservation Park

Where is it?: Cox Scrub Conservation Park is located on the Bull Creek Road about 8km S of Ashbourne.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 562 hectares. Hundred of Kondoparinga – Sections 73, 106, 109, 1971-1972, 1979-1985, 2108, Allotment 1 (Deposited Plan 64439); Hundred of Nangkita – Allotments 101-102 (Deposited Plan 115079)1.

Landscape Management Region: Hills and Fleurieu

History: Initially c. 480 hectares (Sections 1972, 1979-1985) was acquired in 1969 and dedicated as Cox’s Scrub National Park on 5 March 19702. Prior to this time the park was owned by Mr V. Cox, an apiarist of Ashbourne, who preserved the park in its natural state for the over wintering of his honey bees. It was re-proclaimed as Cox Scrub Conservation Park on 27 April 19723.

Additional areas have been added to the park as follows: 12 May 1977 – 30 hectares (Section 1972 and 2108)4, 13 May 1982 – 2 ha. (Allotment 1)5, 09 February 1984 – 8 ha. (Section 1066, 29 May 1986 – 8 ha. (Section 109) and 19 July 2018 – 19 ha. (Allotment 101)7.

Habitat: The vegetation is mainly low stringybark and banksia with a dense understorey. Most of the park was burnt out in 1983.

More information: NPWSSA, Friends of Cox Scrub

Total Species Recorded to Date: 152 (non-passerines 77, passerines 75)

Common Species: Superb Fairywren, Red-browed Finch, Galah, New Holland Honeyeater, White-browed Scrubwren, Red Wattlebird

Less Common Species: Cockatiel,
Diamond Firetail, Eastern Shriketit, Brown Treecreeper, White-winged Triller, Southern Whiteface


References:
 1 Department for Environment and Water (2019). Protected Areas Information System Property Summary Report (15 March 2019). Adelaide, South Australia. p. 5. 

 2  National Parks Act, 1966: Hundred of Kondoparinga—Cox’s Scrub National Park. South Australian Government Gazette 10: 1927. (5 March 1970). 

 3   National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (SA). sch 3. p. 3

 4   National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972-1974: Hundred of Kondoparinga—Addition to Cox’s Scrub Conservation Park. South Australian Government Gazette 20: 1359. (12 May 1977). South Australian Government Gazette 20: 1359. (12 May 1977). </span

 5 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972-1981: Section 29—Hundred of Kondoparinga—Alteration of Boundaries of Cox’s Scrub. South Australian Government Gazette 29: 1568. (13 May 1982). 

 6 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972: Alteration of Boundaries of Cox Scrub Conservation Park. South Australian Government Gazette 6: 291. (9 February 1984). 

 7   National Parks and Wildlife (Cox Scrub Conservation Park). Proclamation 2018. South Australian Government Gazette 47: 2866-2867. (19 July 1918).  


Updated: 9/08/2021

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