Our Mission

Leading significant positive environmental change through community based awareness and action.

Our Purpose

  • Facilitate the building of interest about environmental matters in the community and to facilitate the building of capacity of the community to act in ways that enhances or protects the natural environment
  • Make representations to Cardinia Shire and relevant authorities on environmental issues
  • Provide individual and community education on environmental issues
  • Support environmental networking and collaboration between environment groups

Our Values

  • Integrity – we act with honesty, transparency and accountability in our program delivery and relationships
  • Passion for and commitment to the environment
  • Science Based:  drawing on and sharing scientific knowledge

The CEC is an incorporated association with a Committee of Management of elected members, ensuring strong governance and transparency.

Our Annual Report is available upon request. Our membership list is also available for viewing upon request.

Our Partners and Sponsors

Our partnerships and sponsors are invaluable for achieving our environmental aims and we can’t thank them enough!

The CEC is strongly supported by Cardinia Shire Council with our facilities at Deep Creek Reserve, the Peri-urban Weed Management project and many of our other endeavours. 

We are also proud to partner with the Deep Creek Golf Club at the Deep Creek Reserve.

We work in collaboration with our member groups – local Landcare and Friends Groups – on environmental projects and provide support to them with their environmental endeavours.

The CEC invites donations from people who care about the future of our wonderful Australian environment and in particular the Cardinia environment in which we live.

Andrews Foundation

The CEC is very proud to be sponsored by major donor The Andrews Foundation, who helped to make our dream of the CEC Nursery at the Deep Creek Reserve become a reality.

Toyota Pakenham and Berwick

We were delighted to be sponsored by Toyota Pakenham and Berwick for our Cardinia Women in Conservation celebration and for the great deal on our trusty work vehicle!

Toomuc Landcare Group

Toomuc Landcare Group kick-started Rising to the Challenge by a $10,000 donation towards creating the CEC Nursery at Deep Creek reserve.

Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

Many thanks to the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust for their generous contribution towards relocating the CEC Nursery to the Deep Creek reserve.

Recent Sponsors

Many thanks to Pakenham Rotary, Inner Wheel and Bunnings Pakenham for their much appreciated donations!