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Committee Comments

President’s Letter to Members – June 2017

As a result of a mild summer, a sunny autumn with good rain and now a mild winter, the local farmers are saying the paddocks look like paddocks of the spring-time! Last year’s plantings are thriving with the conditions. With the announcement by Infrastructure Victoria that Western Port is not the preferred site for a…

Fires on our Beaches

  Last week, PICS President Anne Davie and Secretary Christine Grayden met with Acting Senior Sergeant Andy O’Brien in Cowes to talk about what can be done about fires on beaches. Andy and the Police Force realise it is a real problem – social as well as environmental, given that fights do break out around…

2014 PICS Committee Nominations are open

Are you concerned about issues that affect your community but feel like there is nothing you can do about it? Consider nominating yourself for a position on the 2014 PICS Committee. Join a dedicated group of active locals helping to shape, protect and sustainably plan this beautiful Island for generations to come. Nominations close 3rd…

Another glorious day in paradise

Today, Monday 15 July 2013, I went for a wander in Swan Lake reserve, near Summerlands, on Phillip Island’s south west coast. In the 1960s this was a paddock of gorse and some remnant tea tree with its own sand dune system which the council wanted to use for road works. Before they could bat…