Kelvin Powrie Conservation Park

Where is it?: Kelvin Powrie Conservation Park is located eight kilometres north west of Keith between the Dukes Highway and the Adelaide – Melbourne railway line.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

Property summary: Total area 17 hectares – Hundred of Archibald, Section 34 and Hundred of Stirling, Section 4751.

Landscape Management Region: Limestone Coast

History: The park was first proclaimed on 4 March 1971 as Kelvin Powrie National Park2 and re-proclaimed on 27 April 1972 as a Conservation Park3.

Habitat: The park conserves a very small remnant of two distinctive vegetation types:  

  • Pink gum (Eucalyptus fasciculosa) low open woodland with a heath understorey in the southern part of the park. Treeless heath associated with low sandy rises in the northern part.
  • Coastal white mallee (E. diversifolia) woodland – a band spans the central part of the park in a north west – south east direction and corresponds with the crest of the dune system.

 Total Species Recorded to Date: 58 (non-passerines 15, passerines 43)

Common Species: New Holland Honeyeater, Brown-headed Honeyeater, Dusky Woodswallow, Willie Wagtail, Welcome Swallow

Less Common Species: Common Bronzewing, Weebill, Black-capped Sittella, White-winged Triller, Grey Butcherbird

1 Department for Environment and Water. (2019). Protected Areas Information System. Property Summary Report. 30 March 2019. p. 83.  

 2 Government of South Australia (1971). National Parks Act 1966: Hundred of Archibald and Stirling—Kelvin Powrie National Parks Reserve Declared.The South Australian Government Gazette 11: 959. (4 March 1971)  

 3   National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (SA). sch 4. p. 4.  

Updated: 15/08/2021

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