Transforming our Landscape Together

Management Committee

Noosa & District Landcare is a dynamic and proactive organisation committed to achieving long term environmental outcomes.


Luke Barrowcliffe

  • Bachelor of Communications
  • Advanced Diploma Indigenous Studies
  • Butchulla man – Butchulla country includes K’Gari (Fraser Island) and the surrounding mainland and sea area
  • Owner/Manager of Goorie Vision (an Indigenous multimedia service)


Geoff Black

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
  • Graduate Diploma in Development Studies
  • Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • Extensive background in land and community development and natural resource management


Richard Barnes

  • MA in Engineering and Business Studies
  • Extensive corporate financial experience
  • Sustainable beef farmer at “Bellbird Homestead”

Committee Member

Dr Kim Barnes

  • PhD
  • Teacher and academic background in the school and university education systems
  • Extensive experience in sustainability and environmental education

Committee Member

Dr Melanie Hassall

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons).
  • Graduate Diploma of Education.
  • Business owner, Resource Sector Asset Management;
  • Interest in conservation and sustainable agricultural systems;
  • Beef producer.

Committee Member

Paul Steels

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Founding Member of Noosa & District Landcare
  • Extensive experience in community-based conservation

Committee Member

Phillip Moran

  • Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • Extensive natural resource management background
  • Representation on industry boards
  • Community support
  • Owns Burrawingee Nature Refuge

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