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The Nepean Conservation Group Inc (formerly known as the Sorrento Portsea Blairgowrie Conservation Group) was established in 1973. We look after the Nepean Peninsula on the tip of the Mornington Peninsula. We have been caring for our country for forty years. We work in partnership with the Mornington Peninsula Shire and Parks Victoria. We work alongside the Nepean Historical Society Inc, the Nepean Ratepayers Association and the Portsea Sorrento Chamber of Commerce. However we are an independent voice for conservation on the Nepean Peninsula. We are a not for profit community organisation who believe that conservation is our bridge to the future.

We would like all people to understand and appreciate the natural, cultural and built heritage that contributes to the sense of place on the Nepean Peninsula. To that end we aim to lead and inspire the community to appreciate, recognise, conserve, protect and celebrate the natural, cultural and built heritage of the Nepean Peninsula. We are a strong advocate for conservation in our local area. We are the umbrella group for fifteen Friends Groups who work in Shire reserves and the National Parks. We contribute to policy and planning in the Shire and the State. We work to maintain the character and amenity of the area by advocating that new developments are in harmony with neighbourhood precincts. We educate and engage the community in discourse about our natural, cultural and built heritage and its contribution to our sense of place and belonging.

WE AIM TO
• Maintain the character and amenity of the Sorrento, Portsea and Blairgowrie area.
• Ensure new developments are in harmony with the character of our area.
• Foster conservation of the vegetation, wildlife, natural attributes and historic features of the area.

LOCALITY
The Nepean Conservation Group Inc (NCG) covers the Nepean Peninsula (the tip of the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia) from Rye to Point Nepean. The Nepean Conservation Group covers the Nepean Ward: this includes the townships of Rye, Blairgowrie, Sorrento and Portsea. The photograph below shows Point Nepean at the very tip of the Peninsula with Bass Strait (the ocean side on the left of the peninsula) and Port Phillip beyond the headland. The NCG’s vision is for people to understand and appreciate the natural, cultural and built heritage that contributes to the sense of place of the Nepean Peninsula, in order to protect and conserve the amenity and enhance the character of the Nepean Peninsula.

MISSION
To lead and inspire the community to appreciate, recognise, conserve, protect and celebrate the natural, cultural and built heritage of the Nepean Peninsula.

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS AND ACTIONS
Advocate for the conservation of our natural, cultural and built heritage by engaging with the community and government
Foster conservation of the vegetation, wildlife, natural attributes and historic features of the area
Conserve, protect and enhance our natural, cultural and built heritage by championing and supporting exemplary conservation policy and practice
Maintain the character and amenity of the Nepean Peninsula by ensuring new developments are in harmony with the character of our area
Educate and engage the community in discourse about our natural, cultural and built heritage and its contribution to our sense of place and belonging

VALUES
Independent – operate without fear or favour
Trustworthy – to be open and transparent in our work on behalf of the community which we serve
Inspirational – awaken awareness and garner inter-generational support: conservation is our bridge to the future

ROLE
To be an innovative, effective and respected conservation group
To fulfill our obligations with diligence and determination
To remain a strong independent voice for conservation on the Nepean Peninsula (sourced from website 3/11/2021)

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1973

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Conservation

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Nepean

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