Cape Torrens Wilderness Protection Area is located on the north-west coast of Kangaroo Island, approximately 12 kilometres east of Cape Borda.
The proposed addition is located adjacent to the north-eastern boundary of the existing park and has an area of 1.9 hectares.
The addition features the mouth of the De Mole River and approximately 270m of the river upstream from this point. It also includes the accompanying beach and the steep slopes of the river valley in this vicinity. The addition is almost totally surrounded by remnant native vegetation.
The proposed addition will protect biologically significant assets, including Sugar Gum and Drooping Sheoak Woodlands that provide feeding and nesting habitat for the Glossy Black Cockatoo. Proclamation of this land will see the majority of the DeMole River and its catchment protected under the Wilderness Protection Act 1992, a very rare opportunity for South Australia. It will conserve and enable integrated management of the coastline and the adjacent intact native vegetation.
For more detail read the Parks and Wilderness Council’s Wilderness Assessment Report.