COUNCIL MEMBERS

Members of the Landcare NSW Council are endorsed regional representatives from each Landcare region in NSW. Councillors act as the conduit between local Landcare Groups and Landcare NSW, ensuring that the work and strategic direction of Landcare NSW are aligned with the needs of the NSW Landcare community.

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Stephanie Cameron

Chair

Invited Member

Steph is a business owner of a soil testing company based in Tamworth and has been nominated to represent Landcare in the North West for LNSW for her financial skills and business strategy experience.

Steph has been involved with Landcare at all levels, both grass roots and the associated regional bodies.

Her roles include Treasurer, Tamworth Urban Landcare, Treasurer or Secretary, Tamworth Regional Landcare Association, Chair Sustainable North West, current Chair and Treasurer New England-North West Landcare Network Chairs.

Mobile: 0428 625 502

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Keith Hyde

Deputy Chair

Representative of LachLandcare Inc.

Keith is an endorsed member of the Landcare NSW Council, representing LachLandcare Inc and is a member of the Executive Committee of Landcare NSW. In past roles he has been involved in NRM / rural policy and issues management at a regional, State and Federal level. He was the inaugural Managing Director of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) and a founding member of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

Keith is an active member of the Hovells Creek Landcare Group and Landcare practitioner on his beef cattle property in Central West NSW.

Phone: (02) 6345 2405

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Hunter White

Treasurer

Representative of Central Tablelands Landcare Network

Hunter White is a representative of the Central Tablelands Landcare Network and is a member of the Watershed, Bingman and Little River Landcare groups. Hunter operates a mixed farming enterprise in the Mudgee and Yeoval districts based on sustainable and regenerative land management. Hunter is very involved with community activities including Mudgee Show Society, Mudgee Race Club and Lue-Havilah Bushfire Brigade. Hunter is focused on the importance of the land to Australian culture and well-being.

Mobile: 0428 736 507

Stuart Mosely

Secretary 

Representative of Western Landcare NSW

Stuart is the representative for the Western Landcare region. He is a founding member of the Buckwaroon Catchment Landcare Group. He was instrumental in policy reform to the NSW Native Vegetation Act and has held executive positions on the Western Landcare NSW committee for several years and has guided Landcare in the west for many years. Stuart runs a family grazing enterprise on the Cobar Peneplain.

Mobile: 0477 011 701

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Bev Debrincat

Management Committee

Representative of Greater Sydney Landcare Network

Bev Debrincat is the Founder and Executive Director of International Environmental Weed Foundation trading as Habitat Network and co-manages The Habitat community native plant nursery and food garden in Ryde.

Bev is a founding member of Greater Sydney Landcare Network. Bev has represented Greater Sydney’s various care groups such as Landcare, Bushcare, Coast Care, Dune Care on the Landcare NSW Council since 2015. Bev is involved Bushcare as well as Local Council and NPWS habitat corridor projects.

Mobile: 0419 206 253

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Chris Post

Management Committee

Representative of South East Landcare

Chris Post is the representative for the South East Landcare region. Chris is actively involved with Dry River Landcare, Far South Coast Landcare where he is the current Local Landcare Coordinator.

Chris has been involved in the revegetation industry since the early 90’s, working with Greening Australia North West, private contractors, and his own business since 2003.

Chris lives on the Far South Coast near Quaama.

Mobile: 0411 594 092

Leslie Pearson

Management Committee

Representative of Hunter Region Landcare

Les is the representative for the Hunter Regional Landcare Network. Les has extensive experience in community Landcare and interest in community education, in particular Junior Landcare.  Les is a member of the Network committee responsible for the River Red Gum Project in the Hunter area. Les comes from a educational background locally and abroad.

Mobile: 0422 619 234

Steve Harvey

Representative of New England-North West Landcare

An Armidale sheep and cattle farmer, Steve is a passionate believer in agricultural sustainability, from river and stream health to grazing management and revegetation of degraded landscapes. He is Chairperson of Southern New England Landcare, representing 25 local Landcare groups in the region and also a member of New England-North West Landcare Network Chairs.

Mobile: 0427 751 301

Lyn Booth

Representative of Mid Coast to Tops region

Lyn is the representative for the Mid to Tops Landcare region. Lyn has been involved with the Landcare movement since the 1990’s and has worked in a support role at Manning Landcare as well as a Local Landcare Coordinator. Lyn has extensive experience in community Landcare and has been been involved in a variety of community initiatives and committees.

MidCoast 2 Tops covers an area Crowdy Bay and Johns River to Tea Gardens and Myall Lakes; and inland to the highlands including Stroud, Gloucester and Barrington Tops. The major towns are Taree, Forster and Wingham. 

Mobile: 0427 530 681

Marg Applebee

Management Committee

Representative of Central West Natural Resource Management Working Group

Marg Applebee is the representative for the Central West Natural Resource Management Working Group’s region and a member of Central West Lachlan Landcare. Marg works as a Local Landcare Coordinator for Central West Lachlan Landcare and has a background working in natural resource management with the Department of Land and Water Conservation. Marg has worked hard to develop and encourage partnerships with local and regional groups, working on projects that benefit her local community and in the wider Central West area.

Mobile: 0418 611 053

Gareth Johnston

Representative of Murrumbidgee Landcare

Gareth is representative for the Murrumbidgee Landcare region. A network covering the Riverina and broader Murrumbidgee catchment. Gareth has a background in Land Management. Gareth sees Landcare as a critical element of support within a strong, resilient agro-ecological system. He believes water security, climate variability, cheap energy, adaptation and community wellbeing as key challenges for rural Australia. He hopes to connect smaller community groups with knowledge and resources that contribute to a stronger region and supports Landcare NSW leadership.

Mobile: 0433 108 391

Alan McGufficke

Representative of LachLandcare Inc

Alan McGufficke is the representative for the LachLandcare region. Alan has a degree in Agriculture and was worked in the Natural Resource Management field in various locations across NSW including Sydney, Yass, Coolah and Condobolin.

Alan has a property at Ootha and joined the Ootha Derriwong Landcare Group in 1994.

Mobile: 0428 951 106

Neil McLaren

Representative of South East Landcare

Neil is a representative of South East Landcare and Landcare Illawarra. Neil works in agricultural revegetation, riparian and education projects with a focus in on-farm revegetation through windbreaks, catchment plantings and wildlife corridors. Neil is actively involved in community Landcare as well as additional community groups within the Kiama region. Neil has previously worked in education both with secondary and tertiary students and as a job skills trainer for adults. He has also worked in commercial roles in agricultural and horticultural industry. 

Mobile: 0400 363 570

Hannah Rice-Hayes

Representative of North Coast Regional Landcare Network

Hannah Rice-Hayes is the representative of the North Coast Regional Landcare Network. Hannah works as a Regional Coordination for the North Coast Regional Landcare Network. Hannah has spent the past 10 years working in on-ground and community-facing natural resource management and community engagement roles on the NSW North Coast. She has experience in delivering community consultation and capacity building projects in NRM and Sustainable Agriculture fields and expertise in conservation land management, weed control and community facilitation. 

Mobile: 0434 408 050

Chris Roberts

Representative of North Coast Regional Landcare Network.

Chris is the representative of the North Coast Regional Landcare Network. Chris has been involved in Landcare for 20 years and is currently a member of the North Coast Regional Landcare Network, Tweed Landcare, Bilambil Landcare and Island Drive Landcare.
Chris has a particular interest in empowering landholders involved in both conservation and primary production to best manage and care for their land.
Chris has been actively involved  in securing larger scale restoration projects that connect habitat and community and works in targeted training for landholders managing high conservation value bushland.

Frances Young

Representative of New England North West Region

Frances Young is a representative for the New England North West Landcare region.

Frances has extensive community group and financial experience. Frances has experience working in Community and Project Support in local and regional Landcare and knowledge in natural resource management. 

Frances is a member of her local Landcare group for over 15 years and is a member of the Northern Slopes Landcare Association.

Frances works as a farmer with with her husband in Bingara.

Mobile: 0408 836 020

Adrian Wells

Adrian Wells

Representative of Murray region

Adrian is the endorsed Murray region representative and has been a member of his local Landcare group for many years. He has a background in agricultural research and extension, rural adjustment, the media, rural education and local government. He has worked on various natural resource management working groups and committees, all in the Murray-Darling Basin.

During the last 25 years, Adrian developed and delivered a range of natural resource management school-community education projects across the basin and won a number of awards for this work. 

Mobile: (02) 6024 7468

 

Claudia Wythes

Representative of Central Tablelands Landcare Network

Claudia Wythes is a representative for the Central Tablelands Landcare Network and works as the Local Landcare Coordinator for Watershed Landcare.

Claudia lives in Mudgee and has been involved in agriculture and natural resource management for nearly twenty years, as well as in the wool industry focusing on grower extension and leadership.

Claudia enjoys supporting and fostering a community approach to Landcare. She is an active member of the community and is involved in several organisations including Country Women’s Association, St Matthews Catholic School P&F Association, Mudgee Rugby Club and the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.

Mobile: 0412 011 064