Tilley Swamp Conservation Park

Where is it?: Tilley Swamp Conservation Park is located between Salt Creek and Kingston SE.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 1515 hectares. Hundred of Neville – Allotment 100 (Deposited Plan 238557)1.

Landscape Management Region: Limestone Coast

History: Tilley Swamp Conservation Park was proclaimed on 4 November 19932.

Habitat: The main habitats within the park include:
– Low woodland with Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata) over Coastal Wattle (Acacia longifolia ssp. sophorae) and Yacca (Xanthorrhoea caespitosa)
– Low woodland with Pink Gum (Eucalyptus fasciculosa)
– Open scrub with Coastal Mallee (E. diversifolia)
– Open heath with Mallee-honey Myrtle (MMelaleuca brevifolia) / Yellow Hakea (Hakea nodosa) / Saw Sedge (Gahnia filum)
– Open scrub with Salt Paperbark (M. halmaturorum)3, 4.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 82 (non-passerines 38, passerines 44)

Common Species: Grey Fantail, White-faced Heron, New Holland HoneyeaterAustralian Magpie

Less Common Species: White-fronted Chat, Peaceful Dove, Eastern Yellow Robin, Dusky Woodswallow

1 Department for Environment and Water. (2019). Protected Areas Information System. Property Summary Report. 30 March 2019. p. 88. 

 2 Government of South Australia (1969). National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 Part III: Constitution of New Reserves and Additional of Land to Existing Reserves with Preservation of Mining Rights. The South Australian Government Gazette 54: 2253. (9 November 1972). 

 3 Natural Resources Group, Department of Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs (1998). A Biological Survey of Tilley Swamp South Australia in 1996

 Department of Environment and Heritage (2000). Tilley Swamp Conservation Park Management Plan.

Updated: 28/07/2021

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