We protect nature for wildlife and inspire people to act.
Phillip Island Nature Parks is a not for profit organisation – funds go back into conservation, education and community programs and resources such as beach access and boardwalks and supporting community programs and events.
Created in 1996, our connection with, and importance to the community spans a much greater timeframe. Together, the community has contributed to significant conservation achievements such as the purchase of land for wildlife and conservation, the restoration of the Summerland Peninsula and the protection of a Little penguin population which was on a trajectory to extinction.
acknowledge the legacy of our community through their commitment to conservation and the Island’s character. This spans the thousands of years of care of Phillip Island (Millowl) by Traditional Custodians through to the families who donated land for conservation, Nature Parks staff and the groups and individuals who have given their precious time over decades to shape the Phillip Island (Millowl) we know today.
‘Our Community’ includes Traditional Custodians, the Island community, adjoining neighbours, residents, visitors, the local farming and business communities, Nature Parks staff, volunteers, schools and partner organisations – this is our ‘we’ and we are in this together, working to share and understand each other and create mutual outcomes. Working together, we can achieve greater success.
Our Strategic Plan 2018-2023 [link to plan] notes our commitment to Community Partnerships.
So, we are starting work on developing our Community Engagement Strategy and want to hear from you!
Register your interest in being a part of this process here – let’s start talking!