Loddon Plains Landcare Network Inc. was established in 2009 to provide leadership and support to Landcare and NRM groups in the Loddon region.
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
Danny Pettingill – Manager – Operations & Projects, 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
John van Tiggelen – Landscapes Officer – GOANNA Project
John joined the LPLN team in December 2021 and is responsible for the LPLN GOANNA Project, managing large scale landscape projects and supporting the LPLN community to deliver landscape scale outcomes in line with the LPLN Priority Landscapes Strategy 2021 – 2025. John is a keen and knowledgable bird enthusiast and oversees and supports the LPLN Bird Monitoring Program.