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Phillip Island Nature Parks is one step closer to realising the vision set out in the Summerland Peninsula Master Plan, with the construction of a new Visitor Centre for the iconic Penguin Parade.

In April 2016, the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria announced that the Andrews Labor Government will provide $48.2 million for this major redevelopment, with the Nature Parks contributing a further $10 million, for a total project cost of $58.2 million. the new Visitor Centre due to open in late 2019. 

In addition to an enhanced visitor experience, this redevelopment will allow 6.7 hectares of habitat to be restored back to the island’s penguin colonies, with the Nature Parks better placed to achieve environmental outcomes by reducing impacts on penguins and increasing penguin habitat.

Following a rigorous tender selection process, in December 2017 the The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change, announced the appointment of Kane Constructions as principal building contractor to build the new Visitor Centre and associated parking. 

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Please direct any local contractor and/or trades enquiries to Kane Constructions as below:

Kane Constructions
Brendan de Neef - Contract Manager
Level 1 658 Church Street
Richmond VIC 3121 Australia
Telephone: 03 8420 1200
Fax: 03 8420 1201 


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