About Us

Loddon Plains Landcare Network Inc. was established in 2009 to provide leadership and support to Landcare and NRM groups in the Loddon region.

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The Loddon Plains Landcare Network Inc. supports a critical mass of like-minded landholders, volunteers and groups with broad interests in enhancing biodiversity and natural assets across the Loddon Plains.

The network includes 18 groups across the region and works closely with agencies, farming system groups, local government and other community groups to deliver activities relevant to the region.

LPLN Inc. activities brings together nearly 400 land managers responsible for approximately 400,000 ha of private and public land. 

Our activities and priorities are guided by:

  • Landcare member groups
  • LPLN GOANNA program via its Blueprint for Action and Priority Landscapes Strategy 2021 – 2025
  • LPLN Sustainable Agriculture Strategy

COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT

Interim President

Secretary, Treasurer

Colleen Condliffe

Mal Brown

Ordinary Members

John Childes

Ian Penny

Chris Rothacker

Jenny Spence

James Nelsson

Trudy Nelsson

STAFF

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Will Sanson– Landcare Facilitator  & Goanna Project Officer

Will joined Loddon Plains Landcare Network in August 2022.  Will co-ordinates the Network group activities and manages the Goanna Project focussed on delivering large-scale projects across the Loddon Plains landscape. 

Will has a passion for Environmental Management and Community empowerment through delivering and assisting community driven projects. His Qualifications include a Bachelor of Environmental Science from Deakin University, with a focus on environmental Management and Sustainability. Will has studied in Australia and undertaken Placements and exchanges in both Nepal and China as part of his studies.

Will has worked in project management in mining at one of the most successful Gold Mining operations in Australia. He has been involved in Environmental Monitoring, restoration, community engagement, and waste programs.

Will has been part of many local community groups in the Central Victorian Region including holding committee positions and managing clubs.  Will grew up in Bendigo, studied in Melbourne and Central Victoria and frequented the Loddon Shire from a young age. Will is based in Inglewood at the LPLN Goods Shed. 

Contact via email: lpln.facilitator@gmail.com or Phone: 0490412430

Trudy Nelsson- Project Officer 

Trudy overseas large-scale projects across the Loddon Plains. She has previous experience in Finance and agribusiness along with Environmental Education. Trudy is actively involved in connecting people with community and the natural environment. Trudy’s Qualifications include a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental) and a Masters of Education from Federation University. Trudy has project management, community engagement and education experience.

Trudy is actively involved in the Landcare community in throughout the Loddon Plains where She has been a member of many groups and is currently the Secretary of the Wedderburn Catchment Management Network (WCMN).

Contact Trudy: lpln.tnelsson@gmail.com 

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Danny Pettingill – Sustainable & Regenerative Agriculture facilitator

Danny’s passion is centered in collaboration and design. Having made a career in the theatre industry as a designer, artist, engineer and educator at the forefront of innovative collaborative and creative practice before moving into the Landcare community, Danny brings this energy into our sustainable & regenerative farming projects.

Danny was included in the top 12 finalists of Landcare Australia’s 2020 Bob Hawke Landcare Award and was the recipient of the 2019 Victoria Government’s Our Catchments Our Community Leadership in Innovation Development Award, focusing on understanding the relationships between water cycles, community dynamics (biodiversity) and healthy flora and fauna populations. 

Danny is a Director of Landcare Victoria Inc. and sits on the City of Greater Bendigo Farming and Agribusiness Advisory Committee. He has lead community development workshops in beekeeping and small enterprise in Samoa, with a focus on developing skills for women in the establishment of small business. 

Danny has previously worked as the LPLN landcare facilitator before focussing on the regenerative agriculture projects with LPLN and pursuing other business ventures

Contact Danny: lpln.regen@gmail.com

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