Media Releases 2013

Posted on 12/12/2013 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks’ Board has applauded the efforts of the Shearwater Soundfest organisers, describing the event as an exciting celebration of Aboriginal culture and our connections to the local environment.

Following the launch of the Nature Parks’ Reconciliation Action Plan at the Shearwater Festival in November last year, Board members hailed the return of the event as an excellent opportunity to further connect with Indigenous culture and the local environment. The Board signalled continuing support for the annual event.

At its November meeting, the Board also discussed the exciting future direction of Churchill Island emerging under the development of the island’s Key Area Plan.

As part of the Nature Parks’ Strategic Plan 2012-17, Key Area Plans are being developed for a number of sites across Phillip Island Nature Parks, including Churchill Island, Koala Conservation Centre, Cape Woolamai, Rhyll Inlet and the south and north coastal areas. The plans are designed to establish clear goals and strategic directions for conservation, interpretation, access and infrastructure and the creation of better linkages to build a sense of whole ‘place’.

The Churchill Island Key Area Plan will be released to the public for discussion in March 2014 as part of an open community session. Details will be published through local media.

Media Enquiries:
Ms Danene Jones - Communications Executive
Tel:  +613 5951 2825  Mobile: 0418 402 161 Email: djones@penguins.org.au