About the Centre
The Centre will achieve this by delivering a range of services and activities that:
- Celebrate and acknowledge Aboriginal history and presence
- Celebrate and promote the local natural environment as part of Port Adelaide’s ‘identity of place’
- Provide information and resources about sustainable living and the local coastal, marine and estuarine environments
- Cultivate people’s understanding and appreciation in connecting with our natural environment.
- Support the conservation, restoration and monitoring of the coastal, marine and estuarine environment
- Support community engagement, skill development and knowledge building towards sustainability, conservation and restoration
- Promote citizen science and other opportunities for the community to volunteer in monitoring the environment e.g. Dolphin Watch, seagrass monitoring and bird surveying.
- Promote opportunities for the community to be involved in local environment groups’ and their activities
- Encourage learning between different age groups and communities, including school communities and new migrants
- Promote local nature based tourism as learning opportunities
- Encourage state wide groups that have a coast and marine focus to share their expertise.
- Encourage collaboration between existing and new community groups engaged in sustainable living and the protection and restoration of the natural coastal, marine and estuarine environment
- Support existing and new local environmental organisations in promoting and coordinating their activities
- Act as an community information referral centre on local coastal, marine and estuarine issues
- Collaborate with other community natural resource centres (NRCs) and with local centres e.g. Bower Cottages, Semaphore South and The Pear, Alberton to offer complementary programs.
- Provide opportunities for the community to visit and experience the local environment.
- Create a centre as a ‘gathering place’ that is welcoming and where people can socialise.