Geelong Environment Council

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Geelong Environment Council

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The Geelong Environment Council Inc. (GEC) was formed in 1972 to assist in the protection of the environment in and around Geelong. GEC is one of Australia's earliest established, continuously running, independently incorporated community-based environmental organisations. We have been involved in founding the "Save the Otway’s" campaign in the early 1970's and were pivotal in lobbying for the creation of the Great Otway National Park along the Great Ocean Road immediately to the west of Geelong. GEC is a community voice for your environment. In a time of political, social, climate and environmental uncertainty, we aim at creating awareness of the aspects that make this section of our planet so special.

ISSUES WE ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED WITH:

- The future of the former Cheetham salt works. Our vision is for a world standard bird-life park and conservation reserve here
- The future of the Point Henry land owned by Alcoa and the remediation of the industrial areas
- Eumeralla Flora and Fauna Reserve and mountain biking here
- The future of the former open-cut coal mine and surrounding heathlands in Anglesea

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Type of group

Environment Council

Primary environmental focus

Conservation & Protection

Geographic sphere or activity

Local

Primary location

Geelong

Known address

PO Box 771, Belmont 3216 Victoria

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Founding Year

1972

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