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.


Member Groups
Land Managers
Hectares supported

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


Interim President

Secretary, Treasurer

Colleen Condliffe

Mal Brown

Ordinary Members

John Childes

Ian Penny

Chris Rothacker

Jenny Spence

James Nelsson

Trudy Nelsson


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Will Sanson– Landcare Facilitator 

Will joined Loddon Plains Landcare Network in August 2022. 

Will has a passion for Environmental Management and Community empowerment through delivering and assisting community driven projects. He has Studied in Australia and undertaken Placements and exchanges in both Nepal and China. He has worked in project management in mining and has been part of many local community groups in the Central Victorian Region. 

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Danny Pettingill – Previous Landcare Facilitator, Sustainable & Regenerative Agriculture officer

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 landscape development, restoration and 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.

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