Heggaton Conservation Park

Where is it?: Heggaton Conservation Park is. c. 35km SE of Kimba.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water

Property summary: Total area 6,476 hectares. Hundred of Heggaton – Allotment 3 (Deposited Plan 36274)1

Landscape Management Region: Eyre Peninsula

History: Allotment 3 was proclaimed as Heggaton Conservation Reserve on 11 November 19932. On 6 September 2012 the area was proclaimed as Heggaton Conservation Park3.

Habitat: Habitats identified within the park include:

  – Shrubland with Broombush (Melaleuca uncinata) over Broad-leaf Raspwort (Gonocarpus mezianus</em) and Sticky Sword-sedge (Lepidosperma viscum and White Mallee (Eucalyptus phenax sup. phenax ).

  – White Mallee (Eucalyptus phenax sup. phenax ) over Dryland Tea-tree (Melaleuca lanceolata and Small Hop-bush (Dodonaea bursariifolia)4.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 81 (non-passerines 33, passerines 48)

Common Species:  White-browed Babbler, White-fronted Honeyeater, Spotted Pardalote, Inland Thornbill, Weebill

Less Common Species:  Brush Bronzewing, Crested Bellbird, Malleefowl, Spotted Nightjar


References
1 Department for Environment and Water. (2019). Protected Areas Information System. Property Summary Report. 30 March 2019. p. 25.  

2 Government of South Australia (1993). The South Australian Government Gazette. 114: 2438, 2440. (11 November 1993). Crown Lands Act, 1929: Section 5.   

3 Government of South Australia (2012). The South Australian Government Gazette. National Parks and Wildlife (Heggaton Conservation Park) Proclamation 2012. 61: 4355. (6 September 2012).  

4Brandle, R. (2010). A Biological Survey of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Department for Environment and Heritage, South Australia.  


Updated: 23/07/2021

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