Peebinga Conservation Park

Where is it?: Peebinga Conservation Park is c. 45km N of Pinnaroo off the Browns Well Highway to Loxton.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 3,361 hectares. Hundred of Peebinga – Sections 19, 21, 22, 30, 31, 115, 117-119, 122, 123, 125 and Hundred of Kingford – Section 141 7.

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling

History: Peebinga Flora and Fauna Reserve was proclaimed on 14 March 1940 comprising Sections 21, 22 and 31 1. Sections 19 and 30 were added on 30 September 1965 and the reserve was proclaimed as a Wildlife Reserve 2. On 9 November 1967 Sections 19, 21, 22, 40 and 31 were proclaimed as Peebinga National Park 3. The area was re-proclaimed as Peebinga Conservation Park on 27 April 1972 4. Sections 115, 117-119, 122, 123, 125 and 141 were added on 1 December 1977 5 .

Habitat: There are three main habitats within the park:

  • Mallee heath and shrubland – Ridge-fruited Mallee (Eucalyptus incrassata) mid mallee woodland over Green Tea-tree (Leptospermum coriaceum) and Twiggy Guinea-flower (Hibbertia virgata).
  • Mallee heath and shrubland – Square-fruited Mallee (Eucalyptus calycogona) ssp. mid open mallee woodland over Mallee Honey-myrtle (Melaleuca acuminata) and Austrostipa tussock grasses
  • Mallee with hummock grass – Narrow-leaved Mallee (E. foecunda) mid mallee woodland over Moonah (Melaleuca lanceolata) and Triodia scariosa 6 .

More information: 

Total Species Recorded to Date: 94 (non-passerines 36, passerines 58)

Common Species: Common Bronzewing, Galah, White-eared Honeyeater, Australian Magpie, Crested Pigeon

Less Common Species: White-winged Chough, Nankeen Kestrel, Australian Owlet-nightjar, Black-capped Sittella, Masked Woodswallow 


References:
 1 Fauna and Flora Reserve. The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 11: 537. (14 March 1940)
 2 Crown Lands Act, 1929-1960: Hundred of Peebinga—Wildlife Reserves Dedicated. The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 40: 1195. (30 September 1965).
 3 National Parks Act, 1966: Various National Parks Named. The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 51: 2043 (9 November 1967)
 4 National Parks and Wildlife Act (No 56 of 1972). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia: 703. (27 April 1972)
 5 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972-1974: Hundreds of Peebinga and Kingsford. The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 57: 2064 (1 December 1977)
6 Reserves of the Billiatt District Supplementary Document to Management Plan 2011. Department of Environment and Resources, Adelaide, South Australia.
 7 Protected Areas Information System Property Summary Report (15 March 2019). Department for Environment and Water, Adelaide, South Australia.


Updated: 11/11/2019

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