The Port Environment Centre is a community driven organisation and ‘gathering place’ that supports the community in living sustainably, valuing, caring for, learning about and enjoying the experience of the natural coastal, marine and estuarine environment.
The Port Environment Centre has been established with funding from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management (AMLR NRM) Board and is hosted by Keep South Australia Beautiful Incorporated (KESAB).
Renewal SA is providing the building at 27 North Parade rent-free until June 30 2019 and will potentially allow a rolling lease after that time, subject to any potential sale of the building.
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield have also supported and been involved in the set-up of the Centre.
The Advisory Committee comprises of 10 members and is chaired by a community member (12 month appointment). The role of the Advisory Committee is to support the Coordinator and Volunteers to provide a range of community and environmental services and activities.
The Committee is made up of;
- 7 community members
- AMLR NRM Board representative
- KESAB environmental solutions representative
- City of Port Adelaide Enfield representative.
Current Advisory Committee
- Chair – Catherine McMahon
- Rebecca Jenkinson (AMLR NRM)
- John Phillips (KESAB)
- Maggie Hine (PAE)
- Stuart Gifford
- Karen James
- Cavan Newble
- Tony Bazeley
- Steph Taylor
- Andrew Winkler
Alex Hammett is the current Coordinator and comes to the role with a wide range of experience, including working with communities on environmental projects, communications, events and volunteers management.