Merri Creek Management Committee

The Myer FoundationBefore embarking on creating a new waterway coordination or management group, there are a few critical points to consider:

  • Community support for the project is essential and a groundswell is needed before setting up the organisation.
  • The agencies with formal management responsibilities for the waterway itself need to be on-side, or at least there needs to be general support from these agencies.
  • Setting up a community based agency with staff is no small job - identifying short cuts is essential, and hopefully this site can assist.
  • The structure you set up needs to allow you to do what is needed.

Merri Creek Management Committee's experience in setting itself up is outlined in the introduction. The Darebin Creek Management Committee could also provide information.

Suggestions for setting up a new community based catchment management organisation:

Year 1, Year 2, Year 3

Merri Events Calendar

26 Mar 2017;
11:00AM - 05:00PM
Waterwatch stall at the Darebin Kite Festival

01 Apr 2017;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
MECCARG Site Maintenance

02 Apr 2017;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Litter Clean Up – East Brunswick (Friends of Merri Creek)

02 Apr 2017;
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Streamteam Water Quality Testing (Friends of Merri Creek)

06 Apr 2017;
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Frogs of Edwardes Lake

09 Apr 2017;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Friends of Merri Creek Weeding at Strettle Wetland