Gunning District Landcare was formed on 30 November 2015 by combining two former local Landcare groups which covered the Jerrawa Creek and Blakney/Biala Creek catchments. The two founding groups recognised that their goals and needs were similar; and collectively more could be achieved. In 2019, Gunning District Landcare was delighted to merge with Breadalbane Landcare, which expanded the group’s area once again.

Gunning District Landcare works towards making our farms, properties, homes and public spaces economically and environmentally sound and sustainable by promoting and encouraging the adoption of natural resource management principles.

We place emphasis in all that we do on the principles that:

  • The plight of several endangered species in our district is caused by declining biodiversity and deteriorating ecosystems so, in working to help their survival, we also help to improve the agricultural and environmental health of our district;
  • Landcare is for all in the district, be they long established full-time farmers, newcomer hobby farmers, rural “blockies” or village residents;
  • Landcare is inclusive;
  • We achieve best results through working in consultation and partnership.

 

Gunning District Landcare is supported by the Upper Lachlan Landcare Network.

 

The Area We Serve

GDL area 3

The green line indicates the approximate boundary of Gunning District Landcare. The pink area indicates Upper Lachlan Shire. 

Adapted from map on Upper Lachlan Landcare website. Base map image derived from Google Maps.

 

2021 Committee

Chair: Gillian Malcolm

Vice Chair: Janet Heffernan

Secretary: John Storey

Treasurer: Gillian Malcolm

Committee Members: Sonya Duus, Nerida Hart, Scott Keyworth, Matthew Streat

Public Officer: Nerida Hart 

 

Constitution

Gunning District Landcare (GDL) is an incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009.

Gunning District Landcare adopted a new constitution (based on the model constitution prepared by the NSW Office of Fair Trading) at our Annual General Meeting in November 2020. A copy of the latest version of our constitution can be downloaded here.