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Community Advisory Groups

Community advisory group members are suitably qualified to serve on the group and representative of the interests of the local community and stakeholders in the region.

South East Local Land Services has four community advisory groups (CAGs):

  • Southern Tablelands
  • South Coast Highlands
  • Bega Valley
  • Monaro Palerang

Further information:

Terms of Reference PDF, 147.03 KB

Map of CAG areas PDF, 428.79 KB

Community Advisory Group Members

Southern Tablelands
David WeirDavid is a young farm manager and is part of a young graziers group in the Yass district. He has a high level of interest in the well-being of the community as well as the profitability and sustainability issues of farmers. 
Keith HydeKeith has extensive experience in agriculture and land management, his career includes district and regional agronomist and he is a current representative on the NSW Landcare executive. 
Wessel Van KeulenWessel has a small farm which he has improved greatly by working on revegetation and good land management practices. He is actively involved with his neighbours and local farmers and very keen to help other small farmers to improve their property. 
Nerida CullenNerida is a past director of the Goulburn Rural Lands Protection Board and the Tablelands Livestock Health and Pest Authority and is a local landholder.She currently sits on the board of Australian Women in Agriculture and is involved with fund raising for Goulburn Hospital. 
Skye WardSkye and her husband run a grazing operation at Bungonia in addition to a family farm at Cooma. She currently works for Rabobank and is also on the board of Tablelands Farming Systems.
Garry KadwellGarry is a very successful potato grower and runs a large enterprise near Crookwell. A former board member of the Tablelands Farming Systems,  he is active in the community working on the 'Looking after your mates' program, which provides support and assistance to farming families.
Tony MorrisonTony has run a large farm for much of his life. Tony also has experience as councillor and is a member of NSW Farmers. 
South Coast Highlands
William (Bill) BeanBill has served on advisory committees for National Parks in addition to several Rural Fire Service advisory committees and workgroups. Bill is retired and his past experience includes
farming and running a registered training organisation. 
Andrew KnowlsonAndrew is a past director of Kiama Council, a past board member of the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority and has been involved in many local community groups. 
Alasdair StrattonAlasdair currently works as Shoalhaven Bushcare coordinator and has strong natural resource management experience and skills. He is very active with community and Aboriginal groups and is passionate about empowering the community in NRM. 
Janelle WallaceJanelle is a professional facilitator with many government clients who also runs a successful cattle farm with her husband. 
Jane SherborneJane and her husband run a dairy farm. Jane has a strong interest in building capacity of young people in primary industry in addition to exploring options to increase the numbers of young people pursuing a career in agriculture.
Jess ZealandJess comes from an oyster farming family and is active in the industry and passionate about educating land managers about the impact of their actions on water quality and marine life. 
Bega Valley
Stuart WhitelawStuart is a retired architect with strong ties to the market gardens and has an ongoing association with Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla. 
Lynn BainLynn is a retired senior federal advisor with a science degree and a life time interest in land management and agriculture. Lynn is involved with Landcare and is committed to making a difference. 
Yvonne ThomsonYvonne and her family operate a sheep property and she is a member of Landcare and also sits on the advisory group for National Parks. 
Fay StewardFay had a career with the ACT Government in a variety of land
management roles, the last being executive director for Land Planning and Management. 
Monaro Palerang
Michael PlattsMichael is a horticulturist, a lifetime farmer with a strong interest in productive agriculture, sustainability and effective land management. In addition to managing his farm Michael has built up a highly successful tree nursery and is a Landcare member. 
Mark HoranMark is a director of the National Farmers Federation and senior vice-president of NSW Farmers, he was previously a councillor with Palerang Council and is involved with the farming community in Braidwood. 
Iain McArthurIain is both a farmer and a solicitor. His law practice is in Braidwood and he also has a property on the Far South Coast. 
Ted RowleyTed has had a long career working on natural resource management and sustainable agriculture issues in both private and public sector in Australia and overseas. In addition to running his own consulting business he also runs a farm on the Monaro with his
Heidi ReidHeidi works for the Sheep and Meat Council in Canberra in addition to working on the family farm where they run both sheep and cattle.