Merricks Beach Residents' Association Inc
Welcome to Merricks Beach
A small seaside village
On behalf of all residents of this very special community, welcome to Merricks Beach.
By moving into the area we assume that you, like all of us, have been captivated by the “Magic of Merricks”.
This website is designed to let you know about our community, its history, plants, animals and the activities that make Merricks Beach so special. It may even answer a few practical questions.
We also hope it motivates you to become involved in community and social activities.
Please see a letter of welcome from our President, Peter Cash.
What is the MBRA?
The MBRA is an Association that has worked for the community for over 80 years and the preservation of the ecology and environment of this low-key coastal village is one of its principal aims. Accordingly, the Association is active in dealing with local government regarding roads and other matters.
Purpose of the MBRA
- To conserve the ecology and environment of the Merricks Beach area.
- To promote the development of the Merricks Beach area as a wildlife habitat.
- To represent members in negotiations with public authorities in matters relating to the Merricks Beach area.
- To support the maintenance of the roads and other community infrastructure of Merricks Beach.
- To manage and improve the tennis court reserve.
- To promote pastimes and to encourage social opportunities between members.
Other Community Groups
For many residents, Merricks Beach has been a part of their lives since childhood. There is a history of interconnectedness and community. The landscape, is attractive to resident koalas, blue tongue lizards, echidnas, possums, sugar gliders and many bird species. The beach itself is natural with grassy dunes and ti-trees with the yacht club the only building nearby.
The MBRA conducts an annual plant giveaway featuring Australian natives to encourage residents to plant natives in their gardens. The Merricks Beach Foreshore Committee has conducted significant research to identify and catalogue local native species of flora and fauna and there is a strong desire by all of the community groups to preserve the character of the overall area.