Winninowie Conservation Park

Where is it?: Winninowie Conservation Park is located on the east coast of Upper Spencer Gulf between Port Germein and Port Augusta.

Winninowie Conservation ParkOwner: Department for Environment and Water

Property summary: Total area 7855 hectares. Hundred of Winninowie – Sections 11, 71-105, 134, 138, 152, 201, 202, 206, 210, 217, 219, Allotments 303, 306 and 307 (Deposited Plan 22473), Allotments 50 and 51 (Deposited Plan 31611) and Allotment 50 (Filed Plan 34538) 4.

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Northern and Yorke

History: Winninowie Conservation Park was proclaimed on 15 March 1990 1. Allotments 50 and 51 (DP31611) were added on 19 December 1991 2 and Allotment 50 (FP34538) on 19 September 1996 3.

Habitat: There are a number of habitats within the park:

  • Low Woodland – Grey Mangrove (Avicennia marina var. resinifera)
  • Low Open Shrubland – Samphire (Tecticornia halocnemoides) and (T. indica ssp. leiostachya
  • Open Shrubland – Marsh Saltbush (Atriplex paludosa) and Nitre-bush (Nitraria billardierei)
  • Open Shrubland – Black Bluebush (Maireana pyramidata)
  • Open Shrubland – Bladder Saltbush, Bluebush spp. (Maireana spp.) and Australian Boxthorn (Lycium australe) with Bluebush Daisy (Cratystylis conocephala) and Sea Box (Alyxia buxifolia)
  • Tall Shrubland – Umbrella Bush (Acacia ligulata)
  • Tall Shrubland – Common Boobialla (Myoporum insulare)
  • Low Shrubland – Bladder Saltbush (A. vesicaria
  • Tree Mallee – Beaked Red Mallee (Eucalytus socialis), Red Mallee (E. oleosa) and Yorrell (E. gracilis)
  • Shrubland – Narrow-leaved Fuchsia Bush (Eremophila alternifolia5.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 114 (non-passerines 70, passerines 44)

Common Species: Grey Butcherbird, White-winged Fairywren, Yellow-throated Miner, Singing Honeyeater, Crested Pigeon, Red-capped Plover

Less Common Species: Budgerigar, Orange Chat, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, Magpielark, Eastern Barn Owl, Red-capped Robin


References:
 1 National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1972, Section 30(1): Constitution of Winninowie Conservation Park. The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 19: 729. (15 March 1990)

 2 National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 Sections 29 (3) and 30 (2): Various Conservation Parks—Alteration of Boundaries. The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 131: 1907. (19 December 1991)

 3 National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 Section 30 (2): Winninowie Conservation Park—Alteration of Boundaries. The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 110: 1159. (19 September 1996)

 4 Protected Areas Information System Property Summary Report (15 March 2019). Department for Environment and Water, Adelaide, South Australia.

 5 Winninowie Conservation Park Management Plan. 2000. Department for Environment and Heritage Adelaide, South Australia


Updated: 19/11/2019

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