Government bodies with whom we work
- City of Port Phillip
- Dept Planning and Community Development
Dept of Premier
Dept Sustainability & Environment
Melbourne City Council
Parks Victoria is the custodian of Westgate Park along with around 30 other metropolitan parks, including Albert Park which is managed by the same team of staff. We are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the natural values of Westgate Park for the enjoyment of visitors.
We greatly appreciate the work of the Friends of Westgate Park over the last decade in organising community and corporate volunteering that is transforming the Park into distinct indigenous planting areas that broadly represent those that once existed in inner Melbourne. The many hours of work and engagement involved in this revegetation is entirely consistent with Parks Victoria’s promotion of Healthy Parks Healthy People.
To contact Parks Victoria, email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 1963 (within Australia).Graeme Baxter, District Chief Ranger, Parks Victoria
Melbourne Ports Corporation
The EcoCentre is a not-for-profit, community-managed, environment group in the City of Port Phillip. The EcoCentre provides a base for a number of affiliate groups involved in a range of activities that promote biodiversity, environmental sustainability and community action, including us.
Contact details: Phone: (03) 9534 0670 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.ecocentre.com Address: 55A Blessington St, St Kilda (Melbourne) VIC 3182
Landcare Australia Limited plays a vital role in the landcare movement. They are the official not-for-profit organisation and owners of the trademarks, directly responsible for the promotion and marketing of Landcare, Coastcare and Junior Landcare volunteer network. They work tirelessly to develop innovative campaigns that highlight the importance of caring for our natural environment and deliver their message through a comprehensive network of media avenues.
Landcare Australia also works diligently to establish and maintain strategic partnerships with some of Australia’s leading companies. Over the last 22 years they have developed a niche for brokering partnerships that balance the needs and concerns of corporate, government and community stakeholders to deliver meaningful environmental and sustainable agricultural projects.
They work with each organisation to develop a unique campaign that often involves them in providing technical support, managing grants, liaising with landcare groups, auditing financial records, collecting data for reporting, writing case studies and hosting promotional events to showcase the partnership and secure media coverage. These partnerships are an invaluable contribution to the landcare movement and help them distribute many millions of dollars worth of funding and in-kind support for landcare groups and farmers each year. For further information on Landcare Australia please visit www.landcareonline.com.au
Landcare Australia has for years now worked with the Friends providing corporate volunteers and funding for our revegetation projects. They are indeed a very significant contributor to the Park!
In 2010 Friends of Westgate Park won the prestigious Urban Landcare Award.
The majority of our plants come from St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-operative (SKINC). The staff there have fostered small populations of remnant plants found in the region of City of Port Phillip and propagate these for use by council, local residents – and of course – the Friends of Westgate Park! SKINC, as our local nursery, has the plants which are suited to our climate and conditions.
If you live within 5km of the CBD and wish to plant a locally indigenous garden go to SKINC at 525 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne, right next to the Port Melbourne football ground. Walk down the drive until you see the skink image, above. Visit their website at www.skinc.com.au. or call them at 03 9645 2477.
The staff there can help with plant selection for your garden which will not only assist in providing vital habitat for birds and insects, but also create an attractive landscape for you at home.