Thank you for your interest in the Healesville to Phillip Island Nature Link (HPNL). This website is only just getting off the ground so please come back regularly to see how it develops as the HPNL becomes a reality!
Create a bio-link of national significance connecting three of Victoria’s iconic ecotourism attractions (Healesville Sanctuary, Puffing Billy and Phillip Island Nature Parks) via natural corridors on public and private land. The HPNL is designed to mitigate threats to our natural and cultural assets including some of our most loved and iconic plants, animals and places. These threats include; climate change, habitat destruction, exotic pest animals, community attitudes and urban expansion.
What's happened so far...
A group of concerned citizens formed the HPNL Steering Committee in September 2017. The committee has been talking to the local councils, registered Aboriginal groups, public and private land managers, environmental groups and other interested parties to gauge interest. With support from the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority we have looked at the planning and policy work that has already been done for the area and developed a Strategic Plan and Appendices and a Nature Link Video for the proposed nature link. The first part of the HPNL Project is proposed to focus on the Cardinia Waterways Catchments (CWCs) including; Cardinia, Gum Scrub, Toomuc and Deep Creeks, and the Bunyip River and their tributaries.
The Strategic Plan!
The authors have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the Plan however it may contain minor errors. Please provide feedback using the form on the Contact page if you notice anything that is incorrect.
Nature Link Video!
Please see below for our wonderful promotional video. Please let people know this is here or pass on the link to your networks - https://youtu.be/G47Bib7cca8.