Media Releases 2018

Posted on 13/09/2018 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Nature Parks to join the business community in Cowes


Phillip Island Nature Parks is delighted to be establishing an office site for up to 60 of its team members in the Cowes CBD, the first time the Nature Parks has established an office presence within the township.  

A 5 year lease has been secured on premises located at 154-156 Thompson Avenue in Cowes to provide office space for many of the team members currently located at the Penguin Parade.

This significant move was made to improve connection with the local community and minimise impact on environmentally significant areas, while also providing anticipated flow-on benefits for local businesses through the substantial increased daily workforce in Cowes.

“As part of the Nature Parks’ commitment to minimise our footprint in an environmentally sensitive area, the new Penguin Parade visitor centre will provide office space for essential operational and administrative staff only, and all other team members will be relocated,” said Catherine Basterfield, Phillip Island Nature Parks’ CEO.

“This new location provides us with ample floor space and abundant car parking, as well as the opportunity to co-locate our retail warehouse on the same site”

Work is due to commence shortly on fitting out the new premises into appropriate office and warehouse space, and it is expected staff will move to the new location early in 2019.

“The Nature Parks is also currently planning for the development of additional office space at the Koala Conservation Centre. This would be a smaller development than the Cowes office space, however it will ensure we have adequate office facilities into the future.”


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Media Enquiries: Roland Pick – Communications Executive. 

Tel: +613 5951 2825 Mobile: 0418 402 161 Email: rpick@penguins.org.au