Mundic Creek is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia located in the Riverland in the state’s east on the southern side of the Murray River about 217 kilometres (135 mi) north-east of the state capital of Adelaide, and about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south-east of the municipal seat of Renmark.[1][4]

Its name and boundaries were created on 16 October 2000.[3] The name is derived from Mundic Creek, a stream which enters the Murray River from within the locality.[1]

Mundic Creek extends from the Murray River channel in the west to the Sturt Highway on higher ground in the east over a floodplain known in one source as the Pike River Basin and in another as the Pike Floodplain and which it shares with the localities of Paringa in the north and Pike River in the south.[1][9][10] Most of the floodplain located in what is now the locality was flooded by the 1956 Murray River flood and those parts existing as permanent water bodies are part of the nationally important wetland known as the Pike-Mundic Wetland Complex.[5][11][1]

Land use within Mundic Creek and adjoining localities consists of ‘primary production’ activities such as agriculture, fishing, irrigation and sand mining, recreation activities concerned with watercraft, fishing and hunting, residential use, and nature conservation as represented by the Pike River Conservation Park. Land in the majority of the locality is either zoned as the ‘River Murray Flood Zone’ or the ‘River Murray Fringe Zone’ which makes it subject to statutory control for the purposes of “conservation and improvement of water quality” as per the River Murray Act 2003.[5][11]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Mundic Creek had a population of 34 people.[2]

Mundic Creek is located within the federal division of Barker, the state electoral district of Chaffey and the local government area of the Renmark Paringa Council.[7][1][6]

References

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  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mundic Creek". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991, Notice to Assign Boundaries and Names to Places (to areas within the District Council of Renmark Paringa)" (PDF), The South Australian Government Gazette: 1433, 16 March 2000, retrieved 27 March 2018
  4. ^ a b c "Postcode for Mundic Creek, South Australia". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Search result for Pike-Mundic Wetland Complex (SA047)". Australian Wetlands Database. Department of Environment and Energy, Australian Government. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Electoral district of Chaffey". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Electoral division of Barker" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics Summary statistics RENMARK AERO (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  9. ^ Hollis, B.A.; Fordham, A.E.; Thompson R, .A. (January 2011). "Pike Implementation Plan. Report prepared for Department for Water" (PDF). The Department for Water, South Australia. p. 9. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Pike River Basin, listing on the now-defunct Register of the National Estate (Place ID 7859)". Australian Heritage Database. Australian Government. 21 October 1980. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Development Plan - Renmark Paringa Council, Consolidated – 31 October 2017" (PDF). South Australian Government. pp. 171, 179, 223, 275–279. Retrieved 27 March 2018.