Meet Our 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 Wayne Chaffey for further information or to become involved:

Committee Members

President – Wayne Chaffey

Vice President – George Macdonald

Secretary – Narelle Chaffey

Treasurer – Stephanie Cameron

Public Officer – Stephanie Cameron

Ordinary members –  Lyn Allen, Jean Coady, Heather Ranclaud, John Simpson, Nicola Chirlian,
Aurelie Quade, Fiona Kelly

Our Dedicated Staff

Executive Officer – Jacqui Gidley-Beard

Local Landcare Coordinator (Tamworth) – Ninna Douglas

Local Landcare Coordinator (Liverpool Plains and Gunnedah) - Susan Wilson

Nursery Manager – Paul Moxon

Nursery Supervisor – Julie Clancy

Latest News

Community Garden Open Day

Community Garden Open Day

🌱🌻 Exciting Announcement! 🌻🌱

Join us at the Nemingha Community Garden Open Day on April 14th at 10:30 am! 🎉

Discover the incredible benefits of composting and learn about the vital role microbiology plays in nurturing our soils. 🌿🔬

We'll also be hosting a coin donation BBQ and serving morning tea to keep you fueled up for all the fun activities! ☕

Don't miss out! See you there at 18 Railway St, Nemingha NSW. Let's celebrate community and sustainable gardening together! 🌍💚 #NeminghaCommunityGarden #OpenDay #Sustainability #Composting #Microbiology #CommunityEvent

Additional opening hours for our Nursery during Autumn

Additional opening hours for our Nursery during Autumn

Exciting news! Landcare Nursery is thrilled to announce that we'll be extending our opening hours to include Saturdays from 9am to 2pm, starting Easter Weekend and continuing throughout the entire Autumn season. We can't wait to serve you better and help you with all your gardening needs!

Wallabadah, what have we learnt about our water

Join us for a morning of reflection and learning as we revisit the outcomes of water and water related land management initiatives undertaken in our community since 2018, with the support and assistance of Local Land Services, DPI, UNE and other technical experts, including Martin O’Rourke. The focus of this event will be on what we have learned and what we can do about improving our future water security as a community and as landholders.

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.


together we can make a difference

funding support

Did you know (TRLA) run an Annual Small Grants program for Landcare activities connected to the Tamworth region.

Volunteer Landcare and Grassroots Community groups can apply up to $2,500 for activities that meet an objective of TRLA’s strategic plan with eight successful projects being awarded funds from across the region.