HPNL Inc is an advocacy group partnering with government and non-government organisations, land owners, developers and concerned citizens to create a world class Nature Link connecting critical wildlife habitats from Healesville to Phillip Island.


Our Mission

To create a bio-link of national significance connecting three of Victoria’s iconic ecotourism attractions (Healesville Sanctuary, Puffing Billy and Phillip Island Nature Parks) via natural corridors on public and private land.

The HPNL is designed to mitigate threats to our natural and cultural assets including some of our most loved and iconic plants, animals and places. These threats include; climate change, habitat destruction, and exotic pest animals.

“Connectivity for wildlife habitats is critically important for survival of our native flora and fauna into the future. The Healesville to Phillip Island Nature Link is a way to achieve this while still accommodating urban growth in eastern Melbourne”
— Amanda Stapleton, mayor, City of Casey
“The Healesville to Phillip Island Nature Link will provide important wildlife corridors for threatened native animals while at the same time giving people the opportunity to enjoy and interact with our natural environment”
— Graeme Moore, mayor, Cardinia Shire

What We've Achieved… so far

  • Facilitated workshops, strategic plan and video produced

  • Working with Melbourne Water, Councils and PPWPCMA to implement sections of the Nature Link

  • Creative Workshop

  • Website, Facebook and Instagram initiated and ongoing

  • Survey work and plantings on Cardinia Creek and Yallock Creek

  • Steering committee has become an incorporated organisation