Posted on 21/12/2012 by Phillip Island Nature Parks
Phillip Island Nature Parks is proud to release their major five year Environment Plan 2012-2017. This important plan was developed through extensive community consultation and focuses on environmental objectives and outcomes for the Nature Parks.
The remarkable diversity and quality of ecosystems found within Phillip Island Nature Parks means that it is one of Victoria’s truly special places. The responsibility to conserve and enhance these important natural values is the Nature Parks’ key priority.
“The Plan was developed through months of significant community consultation, including two rounds of community information sessions involving over 200 participants, as well as regular updates through local media and our ‘Community News’ website,” said Matthew Jackson, Phillip Island Nature Parks’ Chief Executive Officer.
“Our environment team also consulted with specialist advisors, partners, key stakeholders and our community to achieve the most comprehensive evaluation of the current status, priority needs and potential threats to the Nature Parks’ natural assets ever produced.”
The Draft Environment Plan was released in June for five weeks for public comment and 28 formal submissions were received. These submissions were considered in the final Environment Plan 2012 -2017.
The Plan identifies goals and actions that the Nature Parks will undertake in planning, conservation and community partnerships and is presented in two sections:
1. Park-wide issues, opportunities and goals relating to planning, conservation and community partnerships; including actions relating to fauna, flora, pests, heritage conservation and risk management affecting many parts of the Nature Parks.
2. Key Area Management: applying an ‘Assets Based Framework’ to understand and plan for the many different areas which comprise the Nature Parks at a more detailed level.
“The next step will be to work in collaboration with key stakeholders, in particular our community, Bass Coast Shire Council and Department of Sustainability and Environment to implement the Plan which will provide significant benefits to Phillip Island and the environment,” said Mr Jackson.
Please call 5951 2804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or comments about the Nature Parks’ Environment Plan or would like to be notified of future community consultation opportunities.
Environment Plan 2012-2017
Sally O’Neill – Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
Phillip Island Nature Parks
Call: 0408 101 976