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Our Sub-Committees/Working Groups

Our sub-committees and working groups form the basis of our volunteers. Our groups spend untold hours achieving our aim and goals, and caring for the environment.


Arakoon Landcare Nursery

The Arakoon Landcare Nursery was established by First Nations people (the Pandanus People) and Terry Flanagan at Arakoon National Park in 2005, moving to its current location in 2010. In 2019, MLN took a greater role in supporting the nursery, with Larry Vincent becoming the nursery co-ordinator in 2019. Cath Ireland is now the co-ordinator after Larry moved on. Our hard working volunteers, led by Kim. include Gillian, Aunty Robyn, Glen and Andrew, Russell and Helen.

Big Nobby Bushcare

Big Nobby Bushcare is a sub-group focused on bush regeneration and weed control on Big Nobby Headland at Crescent Head. Working bees are every 1st Sunday of the month between 9am and 11am (8am to 10am October to March). Morning tea is shared and new volunteers are most welcome. Contact Graeme Carrad 0424 656 479 - updates are included on Crescent Head-Point Plomer Facebook site.

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Hat Head Community Garden

Hat Head Community Garden Group will construct four large garden beds in early 2022 with funding provided by Kempsey Shire Council. Construction is likely to be achieved by Corrective Services (health regulations permitting). How the gardens will be run, what we will grow and how the plots will be cared for (rosters etc.) are to be decided.

Residents of all ages are encouraged to join the group either as active members or just to enjoy social contact and make new friends. 

Macleay Land for Wildlife

This sub-group is assisting with biodiversity outcomes into the Macleay Land for Wildlife project. Aims include supporting Land for Wildlife (LFW) members in the Macleay Valley to achieve improved outcomes for biodiversity on their properties. The project is delivering community workshops, on-ground works, member mentoring and networking events. To apply for on-ground support download the Expression of Interest form and Supplementary Information fact sheet. Applications have been extended.


Macleay Living Sustainably

Macleay Living Sustainably are a volunteer community sub-group that operate in the Macleay Valley. Since starting in 2017, they have blossomed into a well organised and inclusive grassroots group with a vision for a beautiful Macleay Valley  where wildlife, people, rivers, beaches and forests thrive. 

They are building a movement that strongly believes in people power and that the local community can create the change needed to address the climate crisis.

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Upper Macleay Landcare


This sub-group carries out planting and weeding projects in the upper Macleay area.​

2020/21 was a devilish year for all our members with devastating bush fires, floods, high winds, sickness and Covid 19.

Members bounced back clearing and removing damaged fences, trees and rubbish from paddocks, creeks and river.

Replacing fences along creeks, rivers, dams, paddocks not once but two or more times as one disaster after another.

It was devasting to have months of work destroyed and have to start again with no outside help thanks to council.

Regardless to what objects are present we will overcome it

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