Free Community Forum hosted by the Friends of Gulf St Vincent

Sunday 19 November 2017
Henley Sailing Club
Cnr Seaview Rd and Burbridge Rd, West Beach
2pm – 5pm

RSVP by 15 November 2017

With guest speakers
Janine Baker (FoGSV) to talk about the diversity of SA species, their habitats and the threats they face.
Dr Charlie Huveneers (Flinders University) Extinction risk of sharks and rays.
PT Hirschfield (Pink Tank Scuba) to talk about Project Banjo (the very successful project run for Port Phillip Bay).
James Brook (Conservation Council SA) providing an update on the progress in relation to improving protection in SA.
Keith Rowling (PIRSA) Shark and Ray management in SA.
Followed by QA Panel

Thursday 5 October

5.30 (for 6.00pm start) ‘til 8.00pm


Henley Sailing Club

Cnr Seaview Rd and Burbridge Rd, West Beach


Finger food and voucher for a drink provided on arrival


Guest speaker is Sam Gaylard from the EPA


Please note that we are seeking nominations for

the roles of President and Treasurer


RSVP by 28/09/2017 to:

Marine Discovery Centre Sunday Open Afternoon

Sunday 3 September 2017 at 2:00pm

An open afternoon from 2-2:30pm with a Marine Trail walk from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
The Centre has local marine creatures including seahorses, moon jellies, Port Jackson shark, Blue Devils and much more.


$10 per Person and Seniors/Concession $5


Marine Discovery Centre
cnr Seaview Road and Marlborough St, Henley Beach, South Australia 5022

Bookings essential


Contact Details
phone 08-81157402


Rewilding the Sea

Shellfish Reef Restoration Presentation

Curious? What’s a shellfish reef? And why do we need to restore one?

Presentations from The Nature Conservancy and PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture will discuss the details of this ambitious habitat restoration project – the largest outside the USA.

An expert panel will answer questions in a Q&A session, followed by drinks, nibbles and informal discussion.

Thursday, 3rd August, 6 pm

The Joinery, 111 Franklin St, Adelaide

For further details or booking (essential) click here or email

On Thursday 8th June this project finally came to fruition with the unveiling of THE GOGGLES at the shore-end of the Port Noarlunga Jetty. The project began in 2014, initially intended for the Glenelg Jetty, and was then picked up by the Port Noarlunga community. South coast locals Anna Small and Warren Pickering were the artists whose concept design was selected for this fabulous location.

The resulting piece is a wonderful addition to the Port Noarlunga foreshore – and hopefully the start of more collaborations between the local Business and Tourism Association, local artists, Onkaparinga Council, reef champions and residents. The Friends of Gulf St

The Goggles

Vincent are delighted with the outcome of the project and proud to have played a part in bringing it to life!

Hear what local MP Amanda Rishworth had to say about the sculpture!



Friends of Gulf St Vincent would like to thank everyone who attended our 2016 AGM – Thursday Nov 24.

Guest speaker was Dr Tullio Rossi, as a science communicator with a passion for the ocean, he is helping scientists and institutions communicate complex ideas in a simple and effective way. Tullio’s talk was based on his 3-time award-winning animation video Lost at Sea.


At the AGM the role of Secretary was handed over from Pam Wales to Steve Papp, Tania Cann stepped down from the Committee and Laurel Walker was elected to the Committee. Other office bearers and committee members remained the same.

President – Angela Gackle

Treasurer – Val Wales

Secretary – Steve Papp

Members – Rob Bosley, Mike Bossley, Janine Baker, Peter Shaughnessy, Laurel Walker


The Friends of Gulf St Vincent Inc. are seeking to commission an artist(s) to create an interactive, permanent, iconic public art work, which will:

– complement the location and feel of Port Noarlunga Beach

– engage and educate the public regarding the reef’s health and future opportunities if it is well cared for.

The artist(s) are encouraged to exercise artistic expression and freedom on this project, however the work will need to explore and refer to the themes outlined in the Port Noarlunga Reef Artist Brief. At this stage, we have obtained funds to pay shortlisted artists a concept fee of $1000. The piece(s) will be installed in the entranceway to Port Noarlunga Jetty at the Witton Centre, Port Noarlunga (see image) and will complement the recent development of the Witton Centre upgrade.

Click here to download the Port Noarlunga Artist Brief

Contact Rob Bosley for more information on



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