MBRA Responsibilities include:
The MBRA organise several events each year, which are annual highlights of life at Merricks Beach. These include the Davies Cup tennis tournament, the local sand modelling competition and sausage sizzle and the Queens birthday native plant giveaway.
The Association owns and maintains the tennis courts, as well as helping to maintain public areas such as the Foam St walkway
The MBRA can assist residents with drainage issues and cross-over pipes. The roads and drains are managed by the MBRA in partnership with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. Bernard Barrett is the current Chair of the Roads and Drains subcommittee of the MBRA committee. Residents with questions or concerns regarding roads or drains should contact the committee through the website or email one of the committee members.
Speed limits are 25 kph throughout the village to ensure the safety of the many children who run and ride around the streets. Merricks Beach has deliberately chosen to retain dirt roads throughout the village. It is part of the community desire to retain the atmosphere of an older style of sea side village.
MBRA and the Community
The MBRA has an elected committee and charges a modest annual subscription. Our Annual General Meeting is held in early January each year and all financial members are most welcome. Other community organisations with which we work closely with include the Merricks Yacht Club, the Foreshore Committee of Management and the Friends of the Bill Carroll Reserve.
In November 2014, the Merricks Beach Residents Association Inc adopted new rules, which can be downloaded from this page.
The MBRA has an elected committee and we welcome all residents to be involved, either on the committee or as a member of the Association. There are currently around 170 members, representing about 70% of the homes in Merricks Beach.
Peter Cash – President
0416 067 377
Kathy Clarke – Secretary
0408 214 728
Greg Sutherland – Treasurer
Bernard Barrett – Roads and Drains sub-committee
Madeleine Curtain – Merricks Matters
Rosanne Pittard – Committee
Ken Rowe – Committee
Megan Dougla – Committee
Simon Jaski – Committee
Grattan Fitzgerald – Committee
Mary Daley – Committee
Bruce Dench – Committee
Committee meetings this year
8 June / 13 July / 31 August / 26 October / 30 November / 21 December
5 January looks to be the best date for the AGM.
2018 AGM Paperwork
Notice of the 2018 annual general meeting of the MBRA (and agenda), and the papers for the meeting are now available.