Posted on 08/04/2014 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Following recent discussions with the Port of Hastings Development Authority (The Authority), Phillip Island Nature Parks has agreed in principle to provide independent expertise and information on penguins and seals to the Authority, in relation to its proposed container expansion at the Port of Hastings.

The Authority has also agreed that any information provided by the Nature Parks will be made public at an appropriate time in the planning process for the container expansion project.

The Nature Parks will continue to work with the Authority over the coming months to finalise the terms of the Nature Parks’ involvement in the detailed studies for the container expansion project.

The Nature Parks will also maintain its representation as a key environmental stakeholder on Porticipate (the Port of Hastings stakeholder engagement network).

Media enquiries regarding the Nature Parks independent expert role:

Danene Jones - Communications Executive

Tel:  +613 5951 2825  Mobile: 0418 402 161 Email: djones@penguins.org.au

Further information on the Port of Hastings Development Authority:

Tel: 1300 149 478