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 Queen’s 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. Residents with questions or concerns regarding roads or drains should contact the committee through the website.
Speed limits are 25 km 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 seaside 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 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
Peter Cash – President,
Ian Breadon – Treasurer,
Bernard Barrett – Roads and Drains,
Sharon Muhleisen – Merricks Matters,
Rosanne Pittard – Committee,
Ken Rowe – Committee,
Greg Sutherland – Committee,
Simon Jaski – Committee,
Grattan Fitzgerald – Committee,
Brad Vann – Committee.
The 2023 AGM will be held at the Merricks Yacht Club in January – date to be advised