Media Releases 2017

Posted on 27/09/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Nature Parks August Board Update

The Phillip Island Nature Parks Board met on Thursday 31 August to continue its strategic planning, evaluate the progress of a range of existing projects, and review the 2016-17 Annual Report.

Strategic Planning
The Board was pleased with progress in the development of the Nature Parks’ next Strategic Plan for the period 2018-2022. The Board acknowledged the importance of community consultation during the development process of this plan which will outline the major strategies and priorities to be implemented by the Nature Parks over the next five years. Opportunities for the community to participate in the consultation process will commence soon.

Threatened Species - Eastern Barred Bandicoots
The Board was briefed on the results of the trial release of Eastern Barred Bandicoots at Churchill Island and was delighted that the bandicoots were able to successfully establish on an island environment with no negative impacts. The Board reviewed additional release locations including the planned release of bandicoots onto Phillip Island in an attempt to save this species from extinction.

Penguin Parade Visitor Centre Development
The Board was pleased that four very experienced Principal Contractors had been shortlisted following an extensive evaluation process. The Major Project team will be working with these contractors through the formal Request for Tender process to appoint a Principal Builder.

Annual Report
The Board has approved the 2016-17 Annual Report, reviewing the Nature Parks’ performance over the previous year. The Board noted pleasing progress in several key areas and looks forward to the challenges of 2017-18.

Jeff Floyd
Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks
Phillip Island Nature Parks is a not-for-profit organisation that relies on its ecotourism attractions to deliver ongoing funding for social, environmental, conservation, research and education outcomes.

The Nature Parks is governed by a Board of Management established under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978. Board members are appointed by the Responsible Minister under the Act and the Board meets regularly to provide governance and strategic direction.


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