Glenthorne Farm National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta (O’Halloran Hill)

Where is it?: O’Halloran Hill section of Glenthorne Farm-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta National Park lies between O’Halloran Hill and Darlington/Seaview Downs. The Southern Expressway and Majors Road run through the park . Limited parking is available along Majors Road, O’Halloran Hill and at the end of the old Morphett Road, Seaview Downs. The north-east corner of the park can be accessed by public transport. Public transport is available on Bus Route 645, Marion Centre Interchange to Seaview Downs (Bus stop 43, terminus on Davenport Terrace). Catch any bus from the City to Marion Centre Interchange.

Property summary: Total area 331 hectares. Hundred of Noarlunga – Allotments 5 & 6 and Pieces 1 & 2 (Deposited Plan 25441), Allotment 1001 (Deposited Plan 73104), Allotments 1, 9, 11, 13 & 14 and Pieces 2-5, 16-22 (Deposited Plan 88148) and Allotments 1 & 2 (Filed Plan 18391)1.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Landscape Management Region: Green Adelaide

History: Allotments 1-6 (Deposited Plan 25441) were proclaimed as O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park on 7 September 19892. Allotments 1 and 2 (Filed Plan 18391), Allotments 1, 9, 11, 13 and 14 (Deposited Plan 88148), Pieces 2, 3, 4 and 5 (Deposited Plan 88148) and Allotment 1001 (Deposited Plan 73104) were added on 1 December 20163.

On 28 May 2020 O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park was abolished4 and these areas were proclaimed as part of Glenthorne National Park—Ityamaiitpinna Yarta National Park5.

Habitat: At one time the park was virtually all cleared grazing land, but over the past 30 years much of the area has been revegetated. Areas of the park have developed into a visually attractive urban forest, with cover over much the area of both indigenous and non-indigenous shrubs and trees. Very little of the original native vegetation remains, there are a few remnant stands of grey box (Eucalyptus microcarpa), golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha) and drooping sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata).

Total Species Recorded to Date: 68 (non-passerines 32, passerines 36)

Common Species:  Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Australian Magpie, Silvereye, Red Wattlebird, Weebill

Less Common Species: Magpielark, Mistletoebird, Eastern Rosella, Brown Songlark, Western Whistler

1 Department for Environment and Water. (2019). Protected Areas Information System. Property Summary Report. 30 March 2019. pp. 12-13.  

 2 Government of South Australia (1989). National Parks and Wildlife 1972, Section 34(1): Constitution of O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park. South Australian Government Gazette 2: 49. (7 September 1989) 

 3 Government of South Australia (2016). National Parks and Wildlife (O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park) Proclamation 2016 South Australian Government Gazette 77: 821. (1 December 2016) 

 4 Government of South Australia (2020). National Parks and Wildlife (O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park) Proclamation 2020. South Australian Government Gazette 45: 2755. (28 May 2020) 

 5 Government of South Australia (2020). (Glenthorne National Park—Ityamaiitpinna Yarta) Proclamation 2020. South Australian Government Gazette 45: 2756. (28 May 2020) 

Updated: 20/01/2021


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