Bon Bon Station Reserve is a former sheep property in the Stony Plains and Gawler Bioregions of South Australia.
At around 70km long and 30km across Bon Bon is roughly the size of Sydney!
Bon Bon has a wonderful diversity of vegetation communities and land systems including the buckshot plains, mulga (Acacia aneura) and western myall (Acacia papyrocarpa) woodlands, salt bush and blue bush (chenopod) shrub lands, sand dunes, freshwater and salt lakes.
This region features boom and bust cycles typical of arid, inland Australia. Rainfall is highly variable and only averages about 150mm a year.
Lake Puckridge is the most significant of the salt lakes. Circular and about 3km across, it sits in the centre of the reserve like a mini Lake Eyre, capturing water from several drainage lines. It’s named after a family who owned the property in the 1950s and 60s.
During boom seasons Lake Puckridge and smaller freshwater lakes and swamps provide important habitat for water birds such as Black-winged Stilts, Red-necked Avocets and Grey Teals.
MyEnergy completed an upgrade of the off-grid power system consisting of:
Replacement 1000ah 120v Narada REXC Batteries
22.2kWp Ground Mounted PV using Longi 370w Panels