The New $58m Visitor Centre at Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade
Sep 17, 2019
Kevin Love
The New $58m Visitor Centre at Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade

 

'In July this year a new visitor centre was opened at Phillip Island Nature Park’s Penguin Parade.  The new building and car parks replace existing facilities that were located in prime penguin habitat.  Funded by $48.2 million from the Victorian State Government and $10m from the Nature Parks, the project provides facilities for the up to 4,000 visitors who attend the parade each night while creating over six hectares of new habitat which will be the eventual home for over 1,400 penguins.  The centre has a high level of environmental performance and has already won an international architecture award.

Kevin Love has been a board member of Phillip Island Nature Parks for the last six years.  He chaired the project control group for the project.  Kevin will talk about the reasons for the project; the business case; the design and how the project met its objectives'.

Chair: Ian Bentley