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All the latest news from Phillip Island Conservation Society

Perseverance Pays Off for PWP!

  As we are all fully aware the actions of PWP over time has resulted in the recommendations of Infrastructure Victoria. Some recap of steps leading to the message below from Peter Francis of Bass Coast Shire Council. –   PWP were instrumental in ensuring the (previous) Council held a Round Table on the Port…

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…

Fifth Annual Shearwater Festival

  The fifth annual shearwater festival moved to Cowes today with a parade up Thompson Avenue which included five wonderful huge rubbish puppets made with five local schools and supervised by SF artist-in-residence Camille Monet. The puppets were carried by willing adults and children, and the parade included drummers and even dog-walkers, including BCSC councillor…

New Bass Coast Shire Council Elected for 2016

These faces will no doubt become familiar to us over the next few years. Stay tuned and we’ll find out tomorrow who the new mayor will be. Names of councillors. Back row l-r: Geoff Ellis (WP); Michael Whelan (Island); Bruce Kent (WP); Stephen Fullarton (Island); Julian Brown (Bunurong). Front row l-r: Les Larke (Bunurong); Pamela…

Award Winning Penguins Plus viewing platform

From the Phillip Island Nature Parks today: “The award-winning Penguins Plus viewing platform has continued on its winning way as it received the Award for Excellence in Tourism at the 2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards, held at the National Arboretum Canberra yesterday. In awarding this honour, the jury noted the beautiful detail of this viewing…

Red Wattle Birds by Lisa Schonberg

It’s the time of the year when birds and insects do their best to feed on the nectar and pollen of flowering plants, thereby fertilising many plants. Here is a red Wattle bird (named because of the red ‘wattles’ on each side of its face) feeding on a native plant then coming up with pollen…

Reef off Cowes by Lisa & Alia Schonberg

Lisa and Alia have been snorkeling again – this time over reefs off Cowes. Here is a selection of what they found: a wide variety of sea algae, urchins, cunjevoys, a healthy bank of seagrass and an expansive bed of mussels. Thanks for giving us landlubbers a glimpse of our beautiful underwater world Lisa and…

Draft Natural Environment Sustainability Strategy

From the Bass Coast Shire Council website comes important news of the just released Draft Natural Environment Sustainability Strategy. The strategy can be found here: http://www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/…/2015_10_28_Final_re-draft… “The draft Natural Environment Sustainability Strategy (PDF 3.8MB) is Council’s commitment to preserve, protect, restore and enhance the natural environment across Bass Coast for the next 10 years. This plan…

Council elects new Mayor

From Bass Coast Shire council website: Bass Coast Shire Council elected Cr Jordan Crugnale as its new Mayor at a Statutory Meeting this evening. (11.11.15) Cr Crugnale said being elected to the role of Mayor was an honour and a role she wouldn’t take lightly. “I’d like to thank my fellow Councillors for their support….