Our 2017/18 Committee


Chair - Bruce Raeburn

Bruce has come out of retirement to captain MLCN again. He is actively involved with riperian repair on his property along Toorumbee Creek.

Vice Chair - David Adams

David Adams moved to the Macleay Valley in 2013. After a career in professional yacht racing, David and his wife Caroline bought a property in the Macleay River estuary at Jerseyville. It includes mangroves, saltmarsh, salt and freshwater wetlands (habitat for local and migratory wading birds), casuarina and sub-tropical coastal floodplain forest as well as a few paddocks to graze cattle.

David and Caroline found Macleay Landcare a very welcoming and informative community, helping them learn more about cattle grazing, soil improvement and enhancing the natural environment on their former dairy farm. David is keen to contribute to Macleay Landcare’s future.

Treasuer - Chris Osborne

Chris has been treasurer for a few years. He ran a chemist business in South West Rocks before concentrating on upriver farming.

Secretary - Chris Halliday

Chris joined the committee in 2016 and is now secretary. He is passionate about protecting our natural heritage and has been restoring his wetlands with the assistance of previous Landcare staff.


Chris is off a dairy/beef farm and so understands farming issues. He has a small hobby farm at Gladstone and is always keen to show off his plantings around his wetlands. Ph 0427 675 181.

General Committee Members:
Alexandra Wyatt


Peter Paine


Cath Ireland


Vanessa Standing


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