Merri Creeek Management Committee

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land of the Merri Merri.

Bernadette ThomasIn the first week of August 2023, MCMC welcomed our new Executive Officer, Bernadette Thomas, taking over the baton from Luisa Macmillan, MCMC Manager of more than 21 years. Bernadette comes to us with a wealth of experience, most recently as a sustainability consultant and prior to that, as Manager, Sustainable Environment, at Hume City Council for 12 years. Bernadette brings her experience of managing Hume’s Conservation Estate; climate, energy, and water programs; strategy and policy development; and environment community development and leadership programs. Bernadette said that she is delighted to begin working alongside an experienced team and continuing the important legacy created by so many current and former staff and volunteers.

Luisa remains at MCMC for the time being in a part-time capacity, assisting with the transition and working on priority environmental planning projects.


Merri Events Calendar

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26 Jun 2024
09:30AM - 11:30AM
FOMC: Coburg Lake & Surrounds subgroup Wednesday Working Bee

26 Jun 2024
09:50AM - 12:00PM
Merri Creek Wednesday Volunteers

28 Jun 2024
09:30AM - 11:30AM
FOMC: Coburg Lake & Surrounds subgroup Friday Working Bee

30 Jun 2024
09:00AM - 12:30PM
Planting Day with Friends of Edwardes Lake, Reservoir

03 Jul 2024
09:30AM - 11:30AM
FOMC: Coburg Lake & Surrounds subgroup Wednesday Working Bee

05 Jul 2024
09:30AM - 11:30AM
FOMC: Coburg Lake & Surrounds subgroup Friday Working Bee

07 Jul 2024
09:00AM - 12:30PM
Planting Day with Friends of Edwardes Lake, Reservoir

07 Jul 2024
10:00AM - 12:00PM
FOMC: Merri Park subgroup Working Bee

07 Jul 2024
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Litter Clean-Up - Craigieburn - Friends of Merri Creek

07 Jul 2024
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Streamteam Water Quality Testing - Friends of Merri Creek

Wurundjeri panel - featureSee a web version of these fabulous panels which celebrate the outstanding community achievement since 1975 in transforming Merri Creek from a weed-smothered drain to a much-loved waterway running through a bushland corridor: fronts of panels (17MB file); backs of panels (9MB file).

The two metre size panels were originally displayed at libraries and other public places throughout the Merri Creek catchment over 16 months until late 2016, in celebration of MCMC's 25th Anniversary. 

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