The Management Committee for Little River Landcare Group offers their time and services voluntarily. The governance has been reviewed to ensure the organisation operates ethically and appropriately. Business systems are internally audited to ensure correct processes are in operation. As a constitutional requirement, the financial records of the Little River Landcare Group are audited each financial year externally.
Don is a landholder at Cumnock, where together with his wife, two sons and their families, run a mixed farming operation including beef, sheep and crops in a rotational system.
Don is a self-proclaimed “old Landcarer”. He has a passion for salinity and is one of the founding members of the Little River Landcare Group.
Don has a Diploma in Conservation & Land Management, is the Chairman of both the Cumnock Rural Fire Service and Cumnock Progress Association.
Allan has worked in the Little River community since 1987 for a range of state government entities, and has supported Little River Landcare since it’s inception.
Allan brings over 30 years of Natural Resource Management experience, working with communities conducting research, extension and investigation programs at local, regional, state and national scales. Much of this innovative activity and programs has been conducted in the Little River catchment.
Allan is recognised regionally and nationally for salinity expertise, giving advice at a state and federal level; and is currently a member of the MDBA Basin Salinity Management Advisory Panel.
Interests lie in testing new concepts and approaches, in understanding how landscapes “work”, how people interact in landscapes and how change is driven in a landscape.
A resident of Wellington with a keen interest in supporting Junior Sports.
Ian is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years finance experience gained in public practice, broadcast media and in the last 10 years corporate finance and investment banking. Ian has also served for over 20 years as an elected member of a number of Sydney based not for profit organisations.
Ian and his wife Dionne purchased their small holding at Curra Creek in 2002 and have since developed a commercial fig orchard and value added food business. They have a clear objective to leave the land in a better condition than when they acquired it and have been active members of Little River Landcare since 2008.