DSC_5704 Not a small footprint - the sites of accommodation buildings 5, 6 and 7 of ten bu

Environmental Advocacy 
for the protection of
Kangaroo Island's

unique biodiversity
and our future.


The following is a summary of examples of some of the higher profile Eco-Action activities to protect the Kangaroo Island environment:

  • Legal action to prevent the Black Point development (1992-3 with John Scanlon acting)

  • Legal action (including action in the District and Supreme Court of SA) (1995-6) to prevent the Kingscote Council (at the time) clearing roadside vegetation

  • Establishment and membership of the Kangaroo Island Council Roadside Vegetation Management Committee (1997 – 2010)

  • Long-term ongoing engagement in the management of roadside vegetation on Kangaroo Island (1997 – 2019)

  • Legal action to prevent the establishment of the caged tuna industry off the coast of Kangaroo Island (1998-2000)

  • Legal action to prevent ‘Swim with Tuna’ off Kangaroo Island (2011-13)

  • Legal action to prevent/limit the Heli Experiences operation over sensitive sites on KI (2009 -12)

  • The establishment of  FAA ‘Fly Neighbourly’ agreements over regions of Kangaroo Island (2010 -2012)

  • Opposition to the Southern Ocean Lodge development on the south coast of Kangaroo Island in a pristine environment under ‘major’ development (2004)

  • Long-term activities to establish the marine park system around Kangaroo Island (including membership of the Kangaroo Island Local Advisory Group and other specialist committees) (2002 – 2012)

  • Membership of KI NRM Board and consultation on KI NRM planning (2004 – 2019)

  • Membership of National Parks Consultative Committees (NPWA) (1991 – 2010)

  • Representation on the SA Water Kangaroo Island Long-term Water Planning Committee (2017-2018)

  • Consultation/input on various Kangaroo Island Development Plans (1991 – 2015)

  • Extensive Engagement/consultation on biological and ecological management programs on Kangaroo Island, for example - feral cat and feral animal management and koala management (1995 – 2019)

  • Active opposition to the Smith Bay Wharf development proposal (2018–19)