The Marino Residents Association (formerly the Marino Progress Association) was established by local Marino residents in 1947 and has represented the community for 70 years. It has a rich history of campaigning on behalf of the community on key issues impacting residents. The name changed to the 5049 Coastal Community in August 2018 to reflect the inclusion of Seacliff into the Association and to better reflect our shared community.
Whilst the focus on the Boral Quarry and Asphalt plant operations have been significant and successful recent campaigns the association has done so much more. Examples are:
- Building the Marino Community Hall in the late 40s/early 50s
- Successful campaign for the closure of the polluting asphalt plant at the Lorenzin site
- Successful and ongoing campaign/monitoring of the Quarry activities
- Successful campaign to protect the green rail corridor from development for housing
- Successful campaign on the landscaping of the rail corridor
- Unsuccessful bid to save the old kiosk at Kingston Park
- Successful Campaign to defer sale of western portion of McConnell Reserve pending further consultation
Over 2017-18 the steering committee will coordinate and seek stories and memories of the MRA activities, successes and disappointments included, to emphasise the long term vitality of this community organisation to make a difference and protect what makes our suburb special.
Underwater at Marino Rocks
Marino Conservation Park trail
Marino Conservation park new seats