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Whether you want to plant a tree, protect our fauna or share a great idea, there are many local community groups taking action in Port Phillip. Many contact details are available in the table below.
Get in touch with a group to find out about their activities, and where you can help to improve our local environment.
A great place to start is the Port Phillip EcoCentre, based in the St. Kilda Botanical Gardens. The EcoCentre provides a base for a number of affiliate groups involved in a range of activities that promote biodiversity and community action. The EcoCentre is a not-for-profit community-managed environment group, supported by the City of Port Phillip.
Visit www.ecocentre.com for latest news and more information on local community action.
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There are plenty of resources for local action available for individuals and groups to get your project happening. If you have a great idea, but no people or funding, we can help. Click here for information available on how to get started.
The Port Phillip EcoCentre is a place where environmental solutions are hatched and nurtured.
Ph: 9534 0670
Earthcare is a practical, local environment group. We work closely with specialists and the Council to improve the environment in the City of Port Phillip.
Postal: PO Box 287 Elwood 3184, Vic
Friends of Westgate Park look after one of the largest tracts of open space in the inner urban region. With our partners and sponsors we continue to improve Westgate Park as a habitat.
Contact: Naomie Sunner 0415 941 629; George Fotheringham (03) 9428 4820
JECO is a group of enthusiastic individuals and organisations that work together to:
Postal:PO Box 430, East Kew, VIC 3102.
Park Community Association
The Park Community Association works to manage the Ngargee (Corroboree) Tree Grasslands area with weed control, propagation of indigenous grasses and creation of a 'Meeting Place'
Contact: John Addie
St Kilda Community Gardens Club
St Kilda Community Gardens Club has 24 veggie plots located in Railway Place, close to the Balaclava train station.
SKOF is owned and operated by its members. Each Saturday the rostered group divide out pre ordered fresh organic and biodynamic fruit and vegetables for members to pick up.
SKOF operates Saturday mornings, 10.30-12noon, from the Port Phillip EcoCentre in St. Kilda Botanical Gardens.
Friends of St Kilda Botanical Gardens is a community focused group, whose aim is to support and volunteer in these gardens.
Postal: Friends of St Kilda Botanical Gardens Inc,
The glasshouses are usually open Wednesday 10am-midday and Saturday 2-4pm
A St Kilda institution, Veg Out is an organic, chemical-free plot garden run entirely by volunteers. Members, friends, families and community groups, plus plenty of local actors, musicians and artists, all enjoy getting their hands into the soil.
Location: Cnr Shakespeare Grove & Chaucer Street, St Kilda (behind Luna Park)
St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-operative (SKINC) grows and sells local native plants from the sandbelt area of Melbourne. SKINC is a wholesale and retail nursery.
Location: 525 Williamstown Rd,
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10-4
Friends of Port Melbourne's Foreshore is a care and lobby group for the Port Melbourne foreshore.
Postal: P.O. Box 560, Port Melbourne 3207
|Transition Port Phillip aims to inspire & enhance connectedness & sustainable living within our vibrant & diverse bayside community.|
|Coast Monkeys||Coast Monkeys run from Port Melbourne to St Kilda twice a week, picking up rubbish along the shoreline. Running with Coast Monkeys will improve your fitness and our local environmental quality.|
Contact: James on 0411 953 262
|South Melbourne Commons||Friends of the Earth, with the Parish of Sts Peter & Paul, are seeking to revitalise a component of the old neighbourhood at South Melbourne Commons. |
The site will feature: a community cafe;food and grocery cooperative; playspace for children; office space for community groups; food gardens; a produce market; and event space for hire. All will be run by not-for-profit organisations. Get involved in working bees to build a new community asset.
Location: Cnr Bank & Montague Sts,
|Friends of Westgate Park|| |
Friends of Westgate Park look after one of the largest tracts of open space in the inner urban region.