First Friends of Dandenong Creek

Our purpose

Group established 1999

First Friends of Dandenong Creek (FFDC) was formed in May 1999 by a group of residents concerned about the state and development of the Dandenong Creek and surrounds between Bayswater Rd in Bayswater and Boronia Rd in Wantirna/Vermont in Melbourne's outer east.

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Our committee

Charlie Miller
Secretary and Assistant Treasurer: 
Vicky Pearse
Frank Sullivan
Membership Secretary: 
Barbara Richards


Charlie Miller
0417 125 677

Regions we're part of

Region 1
Port Phillip & Western Port

Upcoming events

The next group meeting is 13 Oct 2016 , 7:30 PM at Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood

Group event 5 Mar 2017

FFDC Clean Up Australia Day

Join our National Clean Up Day event at HE Parker Reserve in Heathmont.

Past events

Group meeting Event ended 9 Feb 2017

Next FFDC Committee Meeting

Group event Event ended 9 Sep 2016

FFDC Annual General Meeting 2016

FFDC AGM will be held on Thursday 8 September at Maroondah Federation Estate 17 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood from 7:30 to...

Group news and project updates

News, 30 Sep 2016,

Enhancing our Dandenong Creek Project

Melbourne Water has confirmed that the ‘daylighting’ of the creek from the railway bridge in Bayswater down to HE Parker...

News, 30 Sep 2016,

FFDC National Tree Day Event

We had another hugely successful National Tree Day planting event at Heatherdale Creek in Vermont in beautiful sunny conditions on...

News, 30 Sep 2016,

FFDC Clean Up Event with Marlborough Primary School

On Tuesday 6 September around 200 students, teachers and parents from Marlborough Primary School in Heathmont collected 3 large bags...

News, 30 Sep 2016,


We are pleased to announce we have a committee of 8 for 2016/17 following the 2016 AGM held on Thursday...

News, 1 May 2016,

FFDC Autumn Planing in Manson's Reserve Wantirna

A very successful Autumn Planting was held in glorious sunshine on Saturday 30 April in Manson's Reserve, Wantirna.

News, 1 Dec 2014,

Run off restored to Winton Wetlands in Wantirna

Melbourne Water engaged a contractor to restore the natural flow of rain water runoff from the Eastlink easement into Winton...

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Our group is here

Bayswater, Heathmont, Vermont, Wantirna, Vic