About FoEC

Our Vision

Our vision is the ongoing management and enhancement of Edgars Creek, between Edwardes Lake and its confluence with Merri Creek, as an informal and secluded bushland reserve, in a manner sympathetic to its unique geology, indigenous biodiversity and community.

To achieve our vision, we:

  1. Establish resilient ecological vegetation class (EVC) habitat areas by consolidating restoration efforts in six key project areas.
  2. Increase biodiversity by establishing a range of ecological vegetation class (EVC) projects indigenous to the area.
  3. Protect remnant vegetation by focusing restoration project areas around significant remnant specimens or communities.
  4. Link fragmented habitat areas by ‘growing out’ project areas over time.
  5. Improve the landscape values associated with significant geological landforms, particularly those identified in Victoria’s Resource Atlas.
  6. Reduce the impact of urban development on the ‘secluded bushland character’ of the Creek Reserve through appropriate ‘buffer’ planting.
  7. Maximise the effectiveness of maintenance through intensive, localised efforts to reduce the impact of invasive weeds and pests.
  8. Sustain local community involvement through self-management, education to build capacity for ‘knowledgeable’ custodianship and targeted complementary land management agency support.

Download the Edgars Creek Master Plan

FoEC mission

To help improve the environmental and recreational quality of the Edgars Creek reserve by:

  • advocating for the management of this important waterway as an entire freshwater ecosystem;
  • working with local Councils and Melbourne Water to ensure any maintenance and development works to deliver a real and direct benefit to the creek corridor;
  • organising and facilitating events for the community to be involved in restoration works and environmental education; and
  • communicating with developers to ensure they understand how strongly the community values the creek reserve from an environmental and recreational perspective.

Download a copy of our constitution.

FoEC Committee

President – David Pavone
Treasurer – To be appointed
Secretary – Robert Urquhart

Contact any of the committee members via email at edgarscreek@gmail.com.

Appointed positions

Works Manager – Ben Davis
Website / Media Co-ordinating Manager – Lisa Davis
Catering – Julie Brown and Margaret Golder
Scott Fry will join the committee as an ordinary member attendee

Annual General Meeting

Friends of Edgars Creek Annual General Meeting 2023 minutes.

FoEC Partners

Melbourne Water – www.melbournewater.com.au

Moreland City Council – www.moreland.vic.gov.au

Friends of Merri Creek (FoMC) – www.friendsofmerricreek.org.au

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek – mooneepondscreek.org.au

Darebin City Council – www.darebin.vic.gov.au

Merri Creek Management Committee – www.mcmc.org.au

Merri and Edgars Creek Confluence Restoration Group (MECCARG ) –  www.facebook.com/meccarg