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 opened in March 2019. The centre was established with funding from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management (AMLR NRM) Board and initially hosted by Keep South Australia Beautiful Incorporated (KESAB).
In April 2020, Port Environment Centre became incorporated (see our constitution here) and from 1 July 2020 now operates independently with foundational funding from Green Adelaide (formerly AMLR NRM).
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield have also provided ongoing support to the Centre.
In November 2020 Port Environment Centre received a Partnership Grant from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. This was followed by a City of Port Adelaide Enfield Living Environment Grant and additional funding from the Suzanne Elliott Charitable Trust in April 2022.
The centre is located at 27 North Parade, Port Adelaide. The site was provided by Renewal SA (opening – 2023) and now by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.
Port Environment Centre is seeded by Green Adelaide and receives additional funding from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and Suzanne Elliott Charitable Trust.
Port Environment Centre Management Committee
Port Environment Centre is governed by a Management Committee of local community members.
Current Management Committee Members:
- JulieAnn Stoll (Chairperson)
- Christine Gates (Secretary)
- Karen Holland (Treasurer)
- Alex Coombe
- Tony Bazeley
- Samantha Everett
- Neve Pratt
- Belinda Schultz
- ex-officio member: Michael O’Brien (Kaurna representative)
- ex-officio member: Aleisa Lamanna (City of Port Adelaide Enfield)
- ex-officio member: Emma Sandery (Port Environment Centre Coordinator)
We thank past committee members for their contributions
- Catherine McMahon (past Chairperson)
- Steph Taylor
- Karen James
- Cavan Newble
- Andrew Winkler
- Stuart Gifford
- Kirsty Darlaston
- Maggie Hine (City of Port Adelaide Enfield)
Port Environment Centre Staff
Emma Sandery is the centre Coordinator and comes to the role with a wide range of experience, including community sustainability education, and driving local community projects.
Janice Vaz, PEC Project Officer, is a wildlife biologist with skills in science communication and a passion for connecting people and nature.