Our Staff

Peter Ronalds

Sustainable Agriculture Manager

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Mob: 0402 650 382
Email: peter@wpcln.org.au

Peter is the Sustainable Agriculture Manager at the WPCLN and has been working with the WPCLN since March 2006. Peter had 20 years experience in Dairy Farming prior to Landcare. Peter is passionate about Sustainable Agriculture and is committed to supporting farmers in their endeavours to manage their land sustainably and to produce healthy and safe food. He is a strong believer in ensuring farmers have access to the best advice available and his connections with top researchers and scientists has enabled farmers to tap into some of the latest research being conducted.

Peter is currently managing a large 5 year Sustainable Agriculture project – “Demonstrating Sustainable Farm Practices in Western Port, Port Philip & Yarra Catchments”. Recent projects have included; soil carbon & acidification benchmarking on 109 farms, trialling the effects different fertilisers have on pasture production and soil biology, and an Ag-Emissions project to reduce farm emissions, improve water efficiency and reduce waste to landfill.
His qualifications include; Ad Dip Agriculture, Dip Conservation and Land Management, Cert 4 in Training and Assessment and, Auditing Environmental Management Systems.

Bridgette Sullivan

Landcare Projects Facilitator

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Mob: 0407 205 749
Email: bridgette@wpcln.org.au

Bridgette is the Landcare Projects Facilitator and is responsible for delivering biodiversity focused projects with landholders. Bridgette has been working in Landcare for 12 years, having held a position as Landcare Facilitator for the West Gippsland Landcare Network for 3.5 years before joining the team at WPCLN in 2008. Bridgette completed her Bachelor of Applied Science – Coastal Management in 1998 at Southern Cross Uni. Projects that she delivers focus on remnant vegetation protection and enhancement, revegetation to provide habitat and shelter, and waterway management.

Bridgette is currently working on Mondays and her focus is on supporting farmers through the “Demonstrating Sustainable Farm Practice” project.

Nicole Walsh

Landcare Group Facilitator

Mob: 0488 013 613
Email: facilitator@wpcln.org.au

Nicole is the Landcare Group Facilitator and commenced working for the WPCLN in July 2017. Nicole has a Graduate Diploma in Natural Resources and has worked in both Queensland and Tasmania. She has a background in natural area planning and project management. She has worked as a Project Officer for the South Gippsland Landcare Network and the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. Nicole has always had a strong relationship with landholders in her project management role. She is looking forward to supporting the Landcare groups within the Network to achieve their Landcare goals. Nicole is a passionate supporter of sustainable land and water management and in the protection and restoration of native vegetation to support regional biodiversity. Nicole works 2.5 days a week (Mon to Wed) and is based in Warragul.