Merricks Beach Foreshore Committee
The Merricks Beach Foreshore Committee of Management is responsible for the management of the beach and foreshore reserve. The Foreshore Reserve is approximately 5km long and stretches from the eastern end of Cliff Road to a point about 200m from East Creek at Point Leo. The members of the committee are appointed by the State Government and work with officers from the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP). They work to manage coastal crown land and build assets on behalf of the state, balancing user needs together with the need to protect the environment. Examples of recent projects are control of aggressive weeds on the Foreshore Reserve, construction and maintenance of beach access paths, weed removal and revegetation of areas of the Reserve. The committee is not funded by government and relies on local volunteers signing on for the regular beach cleanups, as well as grants and donations. Regular working bees encourage residents to participate in the management of the Reserve. The Committee has undertaken significant research to document the local species of flora and fauna. Their documents can be found under the “Useful Information – Flora and Fauna” section of our website. Co-chairs of the committee are Ms Karina Webb and Mr Nick Williams.