Aldinga Washpool to become a protected area

Published on 21 June 2021

A view of the fresh blue water and green vegetation of the washpool.

Aldinga Washpool, one of Adelaide’s last remaining coastal freshwater and estuarine lagoon systems, will form part of a new conservation park at Aldinga following a statement government announcement.

The Washpool land—which is of considerable spiritual and cultural significance to the Kaurna people and is home to a wide range of native species of conservation significance—will be combined with the adjacent Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park to create one new conservation park.

City of Onkaparinga Mayor Erin Thompson called the decision a huge win for the Onkaparinga region and anyone who loves the Washpool area.

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