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Beyond the Horizon: Conservation Planning


As many natural areas around the world are starting to show the impacts of climate change, places such as Phillip Island are being acknowledged as providing a haven for flora and fauna.

There are few places in Australia that have the unique wildlife, heritage, culture and scenic beauty of Phillip Island. The mix of agricultural, urban, coastal, woodland, grassland and marine environments create a rich sense of place that is loved by locals and visitors alike.

We have developed a Draft 30 year Conservation Plan to drive conservation actions that respect the character of Phillip Island, the diversity of its environments, residents, Traditional Owners and visitor values while being adaptable to a changing climate and other pressures over the next thirty years.

Six themes have been framed to inform the Nature Parks conservation planning and management actions over the next thirty years:

1. Conserving nature for wildlife
2. Working together to protect our marine environments and coastal interface
3. Leading the way as a global conservation organisation
4. Inspiring and engaging people to act
5. Rewilding our island haven
6. Skilled partnerships, key alliances and sustainable funding

These themes will inform the Nature Parks action plans, on-ground work, scientific modelling, community and visitor involvement, investment attraction, budgets and engagement of local and state governments.

We have also developed a Draft 5 year Conservation Roadmap 2018-2023 which underpins the themes of the 30 year Conservation Plan, and aims to change our culture and reflect our new principles with an overarching commitment to protect, manage and adapt to a resilient and changing environment.

Consultation with our community and key stakeholders is a vital part in the final stages of development of these plans, and we invite you to provide your feedback and comments.

We would like to hear from you!

• Read the Draft 30 Year Conservation Plan

• Read the Draft 5 Year Conservation Roadmap 2018-2023

• Join us at one of our Community Sessions below:

  • Community Open Forum: Thursday 20 September, Koala Conservation Centre Chisholm Room, 2.00pm to 4.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Community Drop in Day: Saturday 22 September, Koala Conservation Centre, Chisholm Room, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

• Ask a question or send your feedback – email us at

• Have your say and add your comments by completing the Online Feedback Form here


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and learn, the Bunurong people. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.