The environment, Phillip Island’s penguins and RACV members will benefit from a partnership between RACV and Phillip Island Nature Parks.
RACV’s $1 million contribution will help build a new Penguins Plus facility at the iconic Penguin Parade and ensure the penguin viewing facility is a world-class nature experience.
RACV director Alex Downie said RACV and Phillip Island Nature Parks were committed to providing an important environmental legacy for Victorians and the hundreds of thousands of visitors to the penguin attraction annually.
The facility will include an underground penguin-viewing bunker that will allow visitors to view penguins at eye level through one-way glass. New above-ground seating will accommodate up to 400 people and is designed to blend with the landscape.
The building work was officially launched on 4 June, with the Penguins Plus facility expected to open in mid-November.
As part of the partnership, there will be environmental volunteering opportunities and a range of benefits for RACV members, details of which will be published in a future RoyalAuto.