We are a local community group established on Phillip Island. We are like minded individuals whose objective is to protect and preserve the natural environment and its amazing wildlife for everyone to enjoy. We respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which the Bay stands, the Bunurong/Boon Wurrung people

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Our Mission


Our mission is to continuously educate, collaborate and immerse the local community and visitors in the wonderfully unique environment of Phillip Island and surrounding neighbourhoods. We believe that the environment and wildlife are precious and without protection from overdevelopment and threats of pollution and degradation, it risks becoming a wasteland.  We are a sub committee and non political organisation protecting our local neighbourhood and environment for the benefit of everyone who lives and visits it.

Preserve Western Port Action Group - Chairman - Mr Jeff Nottle

Preserve Western Port Action Group - Chairman - Mr Jeff Nottle

It may take years to see and understand the final effects of dredging for the Port of Hastings. What is clear is that dredging Western Port will change our coast, environment, beaches, recreation and land mass.
— Jeff Nottle - Jeff Nottle Chairman of Preserve Western Port. Formerly the acting co-ordinator of strategic planning for Bass Coast Shire.

What We've Achieved

  • Engagement with Community & Stakeholders
  • Media & Internet coverage.
  • Establishment of Networks of similar activist groups concerned about environmental impacts.
  • Research and documentation of key issues surrounding a Port Development.
  • Education Programs
  • Sharing of key outcomes with leading scientists and conservation organisations
  • Protection and lobbying on behalf of Ramsar protected areas.
  • Holding Environmental Guidelines up to scrutiny and ensuring they are adhered to.