Association Purposes

The purposes of the Association are to collaborate with Bayside, Port Phillip and Glen Eira Councils, Melbourne Water, our affiliates and other relevant stakeholders:

  1. To provide quality habitats for indigenous plants and animals in Elster Creek/Elsternwick Park and environs.  
    To maintain and improve biodiversity through the use of water, landscape and locally indigenous plants. 
    To provide a refuge for threatened and locally endangered species.

  2. To develop and maintain the Park with exceptional aesthetic and public amenity.
    To create diverse opportunities for passive recreation, quiet enjoyment of the Park and appreciation of the natural environment.

  3. To maintain and improve the Park as a flood retarding basin.
    To maximise effective water management opportunities with a major focus on flood mitigation.

  4. To maximise opportunities to enhance water quality, within the Park, upstream and downstream, and in Port Phillip Bay.

  5. To develop opportunities to involve and engage the community in realising and valuing the above core purposes regarding Elster Creek/Elsternwick Park, Elster Creek catchment (both upstream and down-stream) and throughout the greater Elsternwick Park area.  This includes but is not limited to:

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  • Volunteering

  • Education

  • Advocacy

  • Research