Environmental Policy

Our Commitment..

  • Create and improve a landscape surrounding our accommodation that is reflective of the native indigenous flora of the area.
  • Develop processes that will minimise damage to the environment and conserve water.
  • Gain knowledge of environmental matters and pass onto staff/guests.

The Mornington Peninsula Shires policy aligns well with our own.

  • Nurturing our local character and sense of place.
  • Protecting our environment and talking climate change.
  • Creating safe, healthy and engaged communities.
  • Supporting a Sustainable Peninsula Economy.
  • Being responsive, accountable and forward looking.

You may see Jon and Dan around the cottages at various times during your stay, they may even ask you if they can attend to something in the cottage that you are staying in, they are our dedicated gardening staff who are slowly taking the gardens back to their indigenous roots. We want you to experience all of the Mornington Peninsula and that includes all the flora and hopefully some of the fauna. Our indigenous plantings will encourage insect and bird life back to the garden as well as some reptiles.

The Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve was designated a Biosphere Reserve in November 2002, the first in more than 20 years and it has a combined area of 2,142 square kilometres, approximately one third of which covers coastal areas and the waters of Western Port.

The Mornington Peninsula in Victoria is the most biodiverse 750sq km in the state. Almost all native wildlife and many plants on the Mornington Peninsula are declining in range and number. The animals are in an advanced stage ofcreeping local extinction.

This can be partly due to a process known as extinction debt, where the effects of long past destructive practices may only now be becoming obvious.

SPIFFA promotes a scientific approach to biodiversity conservation and support the preservation of existing habitat and the systematic restoration of environmental values, habitat and biodiversity on both public and private lands through encouraging consultation and providing informationeducation and training.

We are happy to support SPIFFA… have a look at their website for more information.

 

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