EcoCentre Publications

Succession Planning for Small-to-Medium NFPs: EcoCentre Case Study

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation funded a Capacity Building project (2014-2016) to assist the transition from our Founding Director to CEO April Seymore, and bringing young staff into management roles. After growing organically since 1999, we needed to consolidate our systems and knowledge management. As part of the project we recorded our processes and share them in this Case Study to inform other groups in similar transitions.


Traveller's Guide to EcoCentres

• EcoCentre Travellers Guide Summary

• EcoCentre Travellers Guide (Full)

The Travellers’ Guide to Ecocentres was developed by a team made up of researchers, evaluators and practitioners from three established ecocentres in Melbourne: the Port Phillip EcoCentre; Iramoo; and CERES. The Guide includes:

• inspirational stories to learn from
• key success factors
• warning signs and lessons learned to help you build a viable, effective ecocentre
• tools for you to put into practice
• links to other resources to help you along the way
• the opportunity to consider the lessons learned and tips for success developed by experienced ecocentres
• the opportunity to look ahead at what challenges and opportunities you may face in the future


Best Practice Guidelines for Removal of Northern Pacific Seastar in Port Phillip Bay










Nurdle Soup?  Preliminary investigation of 'nurdles' in Port Phillip Bay October 2013









Boon wurrung use of tuyang (shellfish)
Hobsons Bay Cigarette Butt Surveys (2014)









CarbonCut Evaluation Report 2009











The EcoCentre acknowledges the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and elder members of our multicultural community.
We proudly work in partnership with Aunty Carolyn Briggs and the Boon Wurrung Foundation.