Protected Areas - NPWS and Conservation Reserve Boundaries

Dataset Number137
Dataset TitleProtected Areas - NPWS and Conservation Reserve Boundaries
CustodianData Authority: Department for Environment and Water
Data Provider: Department for Environment and Water


DescriptionThese are the boundaries of land dedicated to conservation within South Australia. These areas protect both the fauna and flora species and are a major 'biological reservoir' for the maintenance of species diversity. This data set provides an accurate location for the legal boundary of reserves dedicated under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, Wilderness Protection Act and reserves for conservation purposes under the Crown Lands Act in South Australia.
UsageThis data set can be used to show the accurate location of the legal boundary of each reserves as describe above in South Australia.

Data Quality

LineageReserve boundary and property information was generated from the DCDB data. Capture scale varies from 1:250,000 to 1:100,000.
CompletenessData set is complete as of last significant gazette notice
Positional AccuracyData was captured using Cadastral (DCDB) data for appropriate area. Positional accuracy varies to cadastral base - 1:100,000 is quoted.

Geographic Extent

Extent NameSouth Australia
Min Easting or Longitude129
Min Northing or Latitude-38.25
Max Easting or Longitude141
Max Northing or Latitude-26

Dataset Status

Initially Acquired01-JAN-1994
Last Updated28-SEP-2021
Update FrequencyAs required
Maintenance MethodReserve boundaries are maintained in the DEW Spatial Maintenance database using scripts that source the latest cadastral boundaries and Reserve data stored in the DEW Protected Areas Database PAIS. This information is refreshed periodically in line with new Gazette Notices and published to the DEW Spatial Delivery Environment.
LicenseingCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
Conservation.NpwsaReservesPARK_ID Long IntegerDEWNR specific reserve number
Conservation.NpwsaReservesRESNAME textReserve name
Conservation.NpwsaReservesRESTYPE textReserve type eg: NP = National Park, CP = Conservation Park
Conservation.NpwsaReservesRESCODE Long IntegerDEWNR specific reserve code
Conservation.NpwsaReservesRESNAMETYPE textConcatenation of RESNAME and RESTYPE for labelling e.g. Belair (NP)
Conservation.NpwsaReservesNT_STATUS textNative title status
Conservation.NpwsaReservesIUCN_CAT Long IntegerInternationally defined set of management categories, known as IUCN (World Conservation Union) categories.
Conservation.NpwsaReservesUNIQUEID DoubleConcatenation of RESTYPE, RESCODE
Conservation.NpwsaReservesREGION_ID CharacterDEWNR specific region number
Conservation.NpwsaReservesDISTRICT_ID CharacterDEWNR specific district number
Conservation.NpwsaReservesCM_TIER CharacterPark co-management code, e.g. T01 = Aboriginal-owned, Co-management BoardSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; T02 = Crown-owned, Co-management BoardSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; T03 = Crown-owned, Advisory Committee
Conservation.NpwsaReservesCM_START_DATE DateDate of commencement of Park Co-management Agreement

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment for Environment and Water
People and Performance
Postal Address