Hale Conservation Park

Where is it?: Hale Conservation Park is 2km SE of Williamstown on the Warren Road.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 189 hectares. Hundred of Barossa – Sections 119, 124, 125, 135, 138 and 3151.

Landscape SA Management Region: Northern and Yorke

History: Sections 119, 124, 125, 135 and 138 were proclaimed as a Wild-Life Reserve on 9 January 1964 under the care, control and management of The Commissioners of the National Parks and Wild-Life Reserves2. On 4 January 1965 Section 315 was added and the area was proclaimed as Hale Wild-Life Reserve3. It was re-proclaimed as Hale Conservation Park on 27 April 19724.

Habitat: The habitat is mostly Woodland comprised of Long-leaf Box (E. goniocalyx ssp. goniocalyx), and Messmate Stringybark (E. obliqua) over Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha), Yacca (Xanthorrhoea semiplana ssp. semiplana) and Beaked Hakea (Hakea rostrata)5.

More information: NPWSSA

Total Species Recorded to Date:  91 (non-passerines 27, passerines 64)

Common Species: Black-winged Currawong, Superb Fairywren, Crescent Honeyeater, New Holland Honeyeater, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Eastern Spinebill, Western Whistler

Less Common Species: Painted Buttonquail, Black-faced Cuckooshrike, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, Noisy Miner, Black-capped Sittella, Little Wattlebird

1 Department for Environment and Water. (2019). Protected Areas Information System. Property Summary Report. p. 30 March 2019. p. 8.  

2 The South Australian Government Gazetteer, No. 2, 9 January 1964. p. 37.

 43Government of South Australia (1965). National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 Sections 29 (3) and 30 (2): Various Conservation Parks—Alteration of Boundaries. The South Australian Government Gazetteer, No. 6, 11 February 1965. p. 249.

4 National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.sch 4, p. 2.

 5 Croft, S. and Brandle, R. (2003). Vegetation. In: Armstrong, D.M., Croft, S.J. and Foulkes, J.N. (eds.)Southern Mount Lofty Ranges Biological Survey. p. 57.

Updated: 20/01/2022

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