We want your feedback on proposed changes to the Deep Creek and Newland Head Conservation Park management plans. 

What is being decided? 

We are proposing to create new walk-in campsites for Deep Creek and Newland Head Conservation Parks. This is be part of the Wild South Coast Way, a $6 million dollar project to upgrade the Heysen Trail between Cape Jervis and Victor Harbor.

We have identified potential areas for a new campsite in each park specifically to service walkers of the Heysen Trail. These sites have been selected for a variety of reasons, including: 

  • minimal disturbance of native vegetation
  • proximity to existing supporting infrastructure such as access tracks
  • incorporation into the Heysen Trail route with minimal re-routing and new trail development required.

To facilitate the new campsites, the existing park management plans require change. Draft changes are outlined in the Park Management Plan Draft Amendments.

We are now seeking your views on these changes to ensure we consider all issues and park values are protected.

Get involved 

Read the Park Management Plan Draft Amendments, Summary of amendments, and Walk-in campsites area map.

To have your say: 

Department for Environment and Water 
National Parks and Protected Area Program 
Attn: Park Planning Officer 
GPO Box 1047 ADELAIDE SA 5000 

Hard copies of the Park Management Plan Draft Amendments may also be inspected at or obtained from the offices of the Department for Environment and Water at:

  • Adelaide—Natural Resources Centre, Ground floor, 81-95 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Victor Harbor – National Parks and Wildlife Service SA, 3 Eyre Terrace, Victor Harbor, SA, 5211
  • Deep Creek Conservation Park Headquarters, Deep Creek SA 5204

Your submissions may be made publicly available on the Department for Environment and Water’s website unless you indicate on the submission or survey that you wish for these to remain confidential. Any responses that are made on a confidential basis may still be subject to access under Freedom of Information laws.

How can your input influence the decision? 

Your feedback will assist in the preparation of the final amendments that will be adopted by the Minister under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972

What are the next steps?

We will collate and review all feedback.

The Parks and Wilderness Council will then consider the Park Management Plan Draft Amendments as well as the feedback received, and provide advice to the Minister for his consideration.

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 24 June 2021 

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