About Us

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 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) and opened in March 2019.

In April 2020, Port Environment Centre became incorporated and from 1 July 2020 now operate independently with funding from Green Adelaide (formerly AMLR NRM).

Renewal SA is providing the building at 27 North Parade. The City of Port Adelaide Enfield have also supported and been involved in the set-up of the Centre and our ongoing operations. 

Port Environment Centre is governed by a Management Committee of local community members. The role of the Management Committee is to support the Coordinator and Volunteers to provide a range of community and environmental services and activities. 

The Port Environment Centre is seeking a Hon Treasurer to join our Management Committee, someone with finance and/or accounting skills who has a passion for the environment. Find out more and get in touch.

The Committee is currently made up of;

  • 8 community members
  • Kaurna representative
  • City of Port Adelaide Enfield representative
  • Port Environment Centre coordinator

Port Environment Centre Management Committee

  • Chair – Catherine McMahon 
  • Secretary – Christine Gates
  • Treasurer – vacant
  • Andrew Winkler
  • Stuart Gifford 
  • Alex Coombe
  • Cavan Newble 
  • Tony Bazeley 
  • Michael O’Brien
  • Maggie Hine (City of Port Adelaide Enfield)

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.