Who Is TRLA?
The Tamworth Regional Landcare Association (TRLA) is the peak Landcare association in our region, and includes the Peel River and adjacent catchment areas. We work to support local Landcare groups with on-the-ground works for biodiversity restoration and conservation as well as promoting education, communication and sustainability.
Our Members, groups and volunteers are our most important resource.
TRLA Committee & Staff
The TRLA Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month (between February and November) to oversee and coordinate Landcare activities in the region. The TRLA Committee consists of up to 8 non-executive committee members elected annually at the AGM in October.
Contact Paul Moxon for further information or to become involved: email@example.com
President – Paul Moxon
Vice President – Wayne Chaffey, Guy Mcintosh
Secretary – Narelle Chaffey
Treasurer – Stephanie Cameron
Public Officer – Stephanie Cameron
Ordinary members – Maree Dodson, Lyn Allen, George McDonald, Louise Coleman & Jean Coady
Lana Andrews is the RALF – Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator.
Craig Pullman is the RLC – Regional Landcare Coordinator.
Penne Fraser is the LLC – Local Landcare Coordinator Tamworth.
Penny Milson is the LLC – Local Landcare Coordinator Liverpool Plains.
Executive Officer – Jacqui Gidley-Beard.
Nursery Coordinator – Anne Michie.
Nursery Supervisor – Tim Duncan.
Bush Regeneration and Environmental Services (BRES)
TRLA offers professional Bush Regeneration and Environmental Services to government, Industry & the wider community. The types of services that BRES provide are:
- Bush regeneration
- Target weed control
- Seed collection
- Propagation of nursery stock
- Tree planting
- Vegetation surveys
- Restoration planning
- Tree maintenance
- Riparion and aquatic revegetation
- Soft erosion control works
List of Achievements
North West Rural Leadership Program 2018 & 2019
Renewable Manilla 2019
Photo courtesy of Joanne Stead
Photo courtesy of Joanne Stead
TRLA partnered with Manilla Community Renewable Energy Co (MCRE) to host a celebration of 20 yrs of Landcare in our Region and the partnership between MCRE and Provenance to deliver a community owned solar farm in Manilla NSW.
240 people attended the 100 mile dinner and stayed on to be entertained by folk band Magpie Diaries.
Greening the Moore Creek Catchment
Daruka Riparian Restoration Project
Local Provenance 100 Mile Long Lunch Gunnedah
Box Gum Competition 2017, 2018
Showcasing the Beauty of our Community and Environment
2000 – 2016: Grassy White Box Woodland Large Scale Bush Regeneration Grant
$235,000 over 6 years.
Fantastic regeneration results and weed control results. Allowed TRLA to develop the Bush Regeneration team and provide employment and training for passionate landcarers.
3 reserves – MCCC Winton Cemetery Currabubula Cemetery = 78 hectares
Target weeding plans to tackle weeds which pose the greatest threats to biodiversity.
Funds also provided for 4 activities per year for community engagement.
Native Plant identification card set – To ID plants in GWB.
2015: New England North West Landcare Adventure
The New England North West Landcare Adventure is a program which has been run for the past 17 years to bring together Landcarers and landholders from throughout the New England, North West and Northern Tablelands. Each year this event is hosted by a different Landcare Group. 2015 was the first year this event has been hosted in the North West by Tamworth Regional Landcare Association.
The 17th Annual New England North West Landcare Adventure ran in 2015 on May 27th & 28th, and consisted of a 2 days of speakers, activities, workshops, field trips and the New England North West Regional Landcare Awards.
2013: Sustainable Namoi Living Expo
The Sustainable Namoi Living Expo was awarded Grand Champion at the Tamworth Community Sustainability Awards (presented by the Tidy Towns Committee). This award was specifically created to recognise the enormous success of the program, and the hard work by the committee, the volunteers and the project management team.
Tamworth Regional Landcare Association were proud to be a founding partner of this Program, and we thank our members Stephanie Cameron and Jean Coady for their ongoing commitment to this work.
2009 – 2012: Sustainable Namoi Living Expo
TRLA was a founding partner of the Sustainable Namoi Living Program including coordinating the annual two-day Sustainable Namoi Living Expo with Namoi CMA. This project has met with unprecedented success, and in 2013:
- 1000+ people attended one of the Regional Events held across the catchment
- 4000+ people attended the Expo over the two days
- There were almost 50 exhibition sites
- More than 200 entries were received for the Schools Competition and almost 500 children attended the schools’ program
- Almost 100 people attended the ‘100 Mile Food Night’
- The project has more than 400 ‘friends’ on Facebook and more than 400 ‘followers’ on Twitter.
TRLA was awarded a NSW Environmental Trust Grant for education and restoration of Grassy White Box Woodlands in the Tamworth Region.
TRLA was engaged by State Water to revegetate an offset area as part of the Chaffey Dam Wall Upgrade Project.
Become a Member
Our members often say that when you become part of Landcare, you’re not just joining a group, you’re becoming part of a family. The concept is so compatible with Australian culture it’s hard not to get involved! By becoming a TRLA member, you’ll be supporting our work, learning new skills, becoming part of the solution, and helping to make a difference for the future.
By becoming a TRLA Member you will:
- Support the Tamworth Regional Landcare activities and projects (such as Sustainable Namoi Living and the www.trla.org.au website);
- Have the opportunity to learn new skills and receive Landcare training (such woodland restoration and OHS);
- Be covered by insurance for all TRLA approved activities;
- Have the opportunity to join any of our affiliated Landcare groups and sub-committees to plant trees and pull weeds; and
- Stay up-to-date with Landcare news and events by receiving the TRLA Monthly E-Newsletter and Landcare Social Media Alerts.
Annual membership is just $15 per person (from 1 July to 30 June). Membership fees are used to cover insurance, produce this website and distribute our monthly E-Newsletter.