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

President

Secretary

Treasurer

Colleen Condliffe

Katherine Drummond-Gillett

Drew Chislett

Ordinary Members

John Childs

Neil James 

Jodie Lock

 

 

James Nelsson

Chris Rothacker

James Stewart

 

STAFF

William 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.  In 2023 will Completed the LEAD Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program being sponsored as a participant for the North Central Catchment Management Authority (NCCMA). Will is also currently undertaking the DEECA “Caring for Landcarers” facilitator mentoring program.

Will lives locally on an acreage property in Powlett Plains.

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

Gus Gould -Landscape Project Officer

Gus joined the LPLN in February of 2023. He helps to co-ordinate projects for the goanna
project .
Gus has grown up in the Loddon shire all his life and has a strong passion for the outdoors,
the environment and sustainable land management. Gus’s qualifications include having an
Advanced Diploma in Agribusiness Management which he while at Longerenong Agricultural
College. During his studies Gus spent time working on a cattle station in the northern
territory where he learned about other grazing methods contrary to what he has learnt in
his time in and around the Loddon shire.
Gus has been part of many local community groups including being a CFA member, coaching
the Boort junior hockey team, and boundary umpiring senior football games.

Contact Gus: lpln.ggould@gmail.com
Workdays: Tuesday-Thursday
 
 

Andrew Perryman – Landscape Project Officer

Andrew joined the Loddon Plains Landcare Network in March 2023. Andrew was born in the area and grew up on his parents 3,000 acre farm at Borung. 

Upon finishing his tertiary education at Wedderburn he continued working and living on farm. During that time completing a four year farm apprenticeship at the Charlton Technical College.


Although Andrew moved to Bendigo to follow his other passion photography he has always had an interest in sustainable farm practices and planting trees and native vegetation.


Andrew worked in the media as a photographer with the Bendigo Advertiser and then later moving to work for the Bendigo Weekly where he won numerous photographic awards.
Shifting back to the area Andrew purchased a house in Inglewood and still owns property in Borung.

 Contact Andrew: lpln.aperryman@gmail.com
Workdays: Tuesday-Thursday