Peter Mulherin- Chair
Peter has spent his career in and around the built environment and is currently consulting to advance circularity and regenerative business systems that eliminate emissions and other forms of waste. Peter is a member of a number of initiatives focused on climate impact, response and change. His extra career activity and leadership roles have focused on community development, the education sector and governance initiatives.
20 years ago Lew and Marg, both working in community safety in the city, found a 50-acre derelict farmlet in Woodleigh. Soon after they were engaged by Bass Coast Landcare Network and commenced the restoration journey of the property. The farm is now an idyllic lifestyle property (slice of heaven) and this allows Lew the time to give back by to the community. Lew has been an active member of the Bass Valley Landcare Group for many years, is a past and present BCLN board member and a current BCLN Public Fund trustee.
Peter Nuttman has a background in Healthcare Leadership. He is passionate about being involved with Landcare because of the wide ranging benefits it offers the local community, whilst enhancing and conserving biodiversity. Peter is very interested in sustainable agriculture and applying permaculture principles. With a particular focus on the future role and benefits having more local smaller scale organic market gardens to feed the local community and improve environmental sustainability.
Warren has spent his career initially in Education and then Crisis and Risk Management. Since COVID he now works (from his home) at Woolamai with the ANU's Social Research Centre. He has been involved with Landcare for over 10 years and on the Public Fund for 5 years. He has a particular interest in encouraging Landcare membership with younger generations to ensure a sustainable future for Landcare.
Kelsey Tong lives in San Remo with her partner whilst volunteering for Gippsland Intrepid Landcare and working as the Catchment & Community Project Officer at the West Gippsland CMA. She has worked and studied in the NRM industry extensively and has a keen interest in re-connecting our community with the natural environment. She brings to BCLN's Public Fund a generational perspective on how Landcare can develop new ways of engaging people into supporting Landcare into the future.
I have over two decades dedicated to environmental management, my journey began with Antarctic seabird studies, sparking my passion for conservation. At Bass Coast Shire Council, I have led transformative projects like large-scale revegetation and the development of an Urban Forest Strategy, fostering lasting community involvement. Establishing the Scenic Estate Conservation Reserve stands as a highlight, ensuring its preservation for future generations.
Beyond council duties, I co-founded and served as secretary of the thriving Phillip Island Community Orchard. In leisure, I enjoy bushwalking and volunteering. Looking ahead, I aim to expand my impact by collaborating with organisations beyond council realms, driven by a shared dedication to improving the region.