Mylor Conservation Park

Mylor Conservation Park is a protected area located in the Australian state of South Australia in the suburb of Mylor in the Adelaide Hills state government region about 19 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of the state capital of Adelaide and about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north-east of the town of Mylor.[2]

Mylor Conservation Park
South Australia
Mylor Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Mylor Conservation Park
Mylor Conservation Park
Nearest town or cityMylor[2]
Coordinates35°02′23″S 138°46′06″E / 35.039831579°S 138.768344981°E / -35.039831579; 138.768344981Coordinates: 35°02′23″S 138°46′06″E / 35.039831579°S 138.768344981°E / -35.039831579; 138.768344981[1]
Established27 February 1997 (1997-02-27)[3]
Area45 hectares (110 acres)[4]
Managing authoritiesDepartment for Environment and Water
WebsiteMylor Conservation Park
See alsoProtected areas of South Australia

The conservation park consists of land in Allotment 51 of Deposited Plan 46510 and Section 3322 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Noarlunga.[3] It is located within land east of Strathalbyn Road and west of the watercourse of the Onkaparinga River, and is accessed via Whitehead Road. Part of the land was previously used as a recreational facility called the Mylor Recreation Centre.[2]

The Heysen Trail, the long distance walking trail, passes through the conservation park entering from the west via Whitehead Road and exiting in the north onto Hooper Road.[5]

The conservation park came into existence on 27 February 1997 by proclamation under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 which also ensured the continuation of “existing rights of entry, prospecting, exploration or mining” provided by the Mining Act 1971.[3] As of 2016, it covered an area of 45 hectares (110 acres).[4]

Vegetation in the southern part of the conservation park was surveyed in 2000 and subsequently described as consisting of an open forest of Eucalyptus baxteri and Eucalyptus obliqua over an understorey of Lepidosperma semiteres, Hakea carinata, Platylobium obtusangulum, Hakea rostrate, and Daviesia leptophylla.[6][7][8]

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Search results for 'Mylor Conservation Park' with the following datasets selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Government Towns', 'Metropolitan Adelaide Boundary (Development Act 1993)', 'SA Government Regions', 'NPW and Conservation Boundaries', 'Hundreds', 'Roads', 'Recreational Trails', 'Water Courses' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Kerin, R. G. (27 February 1997). "NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE ACT 1972 SECTIONS 30 AND 43: CONSTITUTION OF MYLOR CONSERVATION PARK" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 1047. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System Reserve List" (PDF). Government of South Australia. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Section 12: Mylor to Cleland". The Heysen Trail. The Friends of the Heysen Trail and Other Walking Trails Inc. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  6. ^ Armstrong, D.M; Croft, S.J.; Foulkes, J.N., eds. (2003), "Appendix VI; survey quadrats and their location, floristic group, soil, landform, altitude and structural formation." (PDF), A biological survey of the southern Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia 2000-2001, Biology Survey of South Australia, Department for Environment and Heritage, South Australia, p. 296, ISBN 978-0-7590-1051-2
  7. ^ "Search result for 'Mylor Conservation Park' with the following layers selected - 'suburbs', 'Flora Site Locations' and 'NPWSA Reserves (Outlines)'". NatureMaps. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Survey site summary for Mylor Conservation Park (Patch Id: 17874)". A biological survey of the southern Mount Lofty Ranges. Government of South Australia. Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. 4 December 2000. Retrieved 1 April 2018.

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