Planning Update

There is a lot happening at Phillip Island Nature Parks (the Nature Park) in 2012 as we continue to develop the planning framework that will guide our key directions for the next five years and beyond.

We are committed to working closely with our community and key stakeholders as we undertake important planning to achieve the best outcomes for everyone who values this unique place.

Draft Environment Plan released for comment

After months of development and community consultation, our Draft Environment Plan has been released for a five-week public consultation period. We welcome input from individuals and community groups. Submissions close midnight, Sunday 10th of June 2012.

Click here for a copy of the plan and for more details.

Community Sessions

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Attend a session at 10am – 12.30pm or 7pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Chisholm Education Centre (next to the Koala Conservation Centre Visitor Centre), 1810 Phillip Island Rd, Cowes.

As part of our commitment to community engagement, Phillip Island Nature Parks will be holding a consultation and communication session to guide you through the Draft Environment Plan, answer your questions and to outline the submission process. We invite you to attend and be part of planning the future for the Nature Parks.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Each year, Bass Coast Shire residents are invited to join our rangers, researchers and community volunteers to discover the Nature Park through a series of fun, interactive activities at venues across the Nature Park. Entry to all of our attractions including the evening Penguin Parade is free on the day. This is an annual event so stay runed for next year's date in early March 2013.

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Planning Updates

These key plans are currently being finalized or developed by Phillip Island Nature Parks'.

Released Sunday 4 March 2012

The development of Phillip Island Nature Parks Strategic Plan 2012 - 2017 was the result of extensive consultation involving our staff, community and key stakeholders. Substantial revisions followed the release of the Draft Plan for public comment, and the final Plan was ratified by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change.

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>> Click here to request a copy of the final Strategic Plan

Under development December 2011 - July 2012

Flowing from our Strategic Plan, our Environment Management Plan will set the key objectives for our work in flora, fauna and land management for the next five years. The development of this Plan will include consultation with our staff, community and key stakeholders including Bass Coast Shire Council and the Department of Sustainability and Environment.

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