Deep Creek Conservation Park

Where is it?: Deep Creek Conservation Park is on the Fleurieu Peninsula between Cape Jervis and Victor Harbor. Deep Creek Conservation Park entry sign

Owner: Department for Environment and Water

Property summary: Total area 4496 hectares. Hundred of Waitpinga – Sections 32-34, 48-53, 62-66, 76, 78-80, 110, 129, 130, 209-212, 216, 217, 223, 336, 337, 365, 374, 376, 370, 384, 394, 397, 408, 410, 411, 416, 417, 1382; Allotments 1 (Deposited Plan 31586), 100 (Deposited Plan 58990) and Roads A-F (R 8996). 

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

History: Sections 130, 216, 217 and 365 were proclaimed as Deep Creek National Park on 30 September 1971. This area was re-proclaimed as a Conservation Park on 27 April 1972.   Additions to the park are as follows – Section 376 on 27 February 1975; Sections 110 and 223 on 4 March 1976;  Sections 33, 34, 129 on 27 May 1976;  Section 374 on 9 September 1976; Section 32 on 28 October 1976; Section 379 on 19 May 1977; Section 397 on 12 January 1978; Sections 62, 66, 336, 337, 408 on 1 February 1979; Sections 78, 410, 411 on 14 June 1979; Sections 48-52, 63-65, 76, 79, 80, 210-212, 384, 394, 416, 417 on 28 July 1983; Section 1382 on 21 May 1987; Allotment 1 on 19 December 1991; Roads A-F on 4 November 1993 and Allotment 100 and Section 209 on 18 February 2010.

Habitat: Two types of open forest formation exist within the park.

  • Open Forest – Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) occurs on the high ridge tops and upper slopes in the northern part.
  • Open Forest – Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa) is the dominant species in the upper valley areas.  

More information: DEW NPWS

Total Species Recorded to Date: 110 (non-passerines 56, passerines 54)

Common Species: Southern Emuwren, Superb Fairywren, Galah, New Holland Honeyeater, White-browed Scrubwren, Eastern Spinebill, Brown Thornbill, Striated Thornbill

Less Common Species: Little Eagle, Sacred Kingfisher, Buff-banded Rail, Black-capped Sittella, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Jacky Winter
 
References:
 Deep Creek and Talisker Conservation Parks Management Plan 1997. Department for Environment and Natural Resources. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks Act, 1966. Declaration of National Park. The South Australian Government Gazette (30 September 1971). 44: 1226. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. (4 October 2018) (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972-1974: Hundred of Waitpinga—Addition to Deep Creek Conservation Park. The South Australian Government Gazette (27 February 1975). 9: 663-664. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972-1974: Hundred of Waitpinga—Addition to Deep Creek Conservation Park.The South Australian Government Gazette (4 March 1976). 11: 941. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972-1974: Hundred of WaitpingaAddition to Deep Creek Conservation Park. The South Australian Government Gazette (27 May 1976). 23: 2752. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972-1974: Hundred of Waitpinga—Alteration of Boundaries of Deep Creek Conservation Park. The South Australian Government Gazette (9 September 1976). 39: 827. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972-1974: Hundred of Waitpinga—Alteration of Boundaries of Deep Creek Conservation Park. The South Australian Government Gazette (28 October 1976). 48: 1475. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972-1974: Hundred of Waitpinga—Addition to Deep Creek Conservation Park. The South Australian Government Gazette (19 May 1977). 21: 1415. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972-1974: Hundred of Waitpinga—Deep Creek Conservation Park—Alteration of Boundaries. The South Australian Government Gazette (12 January 1978). 2: 50. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972-1978: Hundred of Waitpinga—Addition to Deep Creek Conservation Park. The South Australian Government Gazette (1 February 1979). 21: 248. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972-1978: Alteration of Boundaries of Deep Creek Conservation Park. The South Australian Government Gazette (14 June 1979). 28: 1824. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972-1981: Hundred of Waitpinga—Alteration of Boundaries to Deep Creek Conservation Park. The South Australian Government Gazette (28 July 1983). 34: 205. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972: Section 30 —Alteration of Boundaries. The South Australian Government Gazette (21 May 1987). 30: 1329. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 Sections 29 (3) And 30 (2): Various Conservation Parks—Alteration of Boundaries. The South Australian Government Gazette (19 December 1991). 131: 1907. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 Part III: Addition of Land to Reserves. The South Australian Government Gazette (4 November 1993). 109: 2174. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 National Parks and Wildlife (Deep Creek Conservation Park) Proclamation 2010. The South Australian Government Gazette (18 February 2010). 10: 831. (Accessed: 29 September 2019)

 Protected Areas Information System Property Summary Report. 15 March 2019. Department for Environment and Heritage, Adelaide, South Australia. (Accessed: 20 September 2019)

 
Updated: 30/09/2019

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