Granite Island Nature Park Pty. Ltd.

Granite Island Nature Park Pty. Ltd. in Victor Harbor, Adelaide, Australia | Museum

Granite Island is situated off Victor Harbor in South Australia and connects to the mainland by a causeway. The entire island is controlled by National Parks and Wildlife Service, however the flat northern shore is leased for development. The result is a unique joint management arrangement. A Friends of Granite Island group is being developed to allow community involvement on a volunteer basis.
Prior to 1994 the island was designated crown land, which was managed by the District Council. The island received a major facelift in 1994 by the Greater Granite Island Development Company, with stage one of an 11 million dollar development. In January 1995 the Bistro, Kiosk, Souvenir shop and Penguin Centre were opened. The company folded and no further developments were made. A second leaseholder took control and also folded, leaving DEHAA (Dept of Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs) in charge from mid 1998. In December 1999 the north shore was leased to Stephen and Dianne Edwards, proprietors of the Granite Island Nature Park.
Granite Island has historical and cultural significance for the Ngarrindjeri people and is included in the Dreaming legend of Ngurunderi. It also has historical and heritage value for European people.

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2 Ocean Street,
Victor Harbor
South Australia
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