Media Releases 2014

Posted on 23/04/2014 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks and Bass Coast Shire Council have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), further strengthening the relationship between the organisations and reinforcing their commitment to Phillip Island and its community.

The agreement was signed by the Nature Parks Board Chair, Jeff Floyd, and Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine. The new MOU represents an ongoing commitment between the organisations following the establishment of the first MOU in 2000 and the previous MOU signed in 2011.

The new MOU recognises the opportunities for both organisations to work together on matters of mutual interest, such as environmental responsibilities and tourism planning, to benefit the local community and Phillip Island’s wildlife.

Other areas include community consultation and public participation in planning associated with conservation and public land management on Phillip Island, and conservation and land management strategies. 

Cr Rankine said that renewal of this MOU further strengthens the partnership between Council and the Nature Parks.

"We have many mutual interests in planning associated with conservation and public land management. It makes great sense to continue working together on appropriate management and staff capability to strengthen the environment, tourism, leisure and other benefits to our local area," Cr Rankine said.

“Both organisations have environmental and public land management obligations, feral animal and weed strategies, asset maintenance needs, by laws and public use facility considerations. By working together our organisations can most effectively serve our local community,” Jeff Floyd, Nature Parks’ Board Chair said. 

Cr Rankine and Mr Floyd and said they looked forward to building on the already well established working relationship between Council and the Nature Parks.

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