Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve Guardians Inc.

Frankston South, VIC Environment & Conservation

About Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve Guardians Inc.

Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve is an important habitat area and refuge for Australian wildlife. The reserve supports over 100 species of native wildlife including the Nationally threatened Growling Grass Frog.

Both the Musk Duck and Blue-billed Duck, which are listed under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (Vic.) and therefore have State significance, have been identified within the Reserve.

Despite its somewhat small size Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve provides a diversity of both terrestrial and aquatic fauna habitats. More than 100 indigenous mammal, bird, reptile, frog and fish species are recorded from the Reserve.

The reserve is managed by an incredible volunteer Community Committee of Management appointed by the Minister for Environment. The Committee of Management, who was first appointed by the Hon Ryan Smith MP in 2014, and has overseen the transition of the reserve from closed water supply catchment to a publicly accessible reserve with the primary focus on nature conservation.

This dedicated group of locals have donated thousands of hours to improve the values of the reserve and to ensure that the reserve is a safe and educative place for Victorians.

All of the project management, planning and organisation that you see at the reserve has been completed by volunteers.

The Committee of Management is supported by the wonderful Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve Guardians Inc. (formerly known as Friends of Frankston Reservoir Inc.), who are the friends group for the reserve and donate their time to assist in habitat restoration and fundraise for the reserve. They have been doing this for more than 10 years!

The reserve receives no recurrent funding and is reliant on the generosity of its management team, volunteers and donors.


PO Box 5030
Frankston South VIC 3199

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