Adrian Azzari-Colley - LCC Chair
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education
Adrian has a sound reputation built over 28 years experience in education and training, business facilitation, mediation and community consultation with Indigenous people.
Adrian has considerable experience with Conservation groups both at a local and National level and strong connections to Aboriginal people across Australia.
Frank O'Hehir - LCC Secretary
Experience: 40 years in management and other roles in LPG/ LNG/CNG in WA, NSW, Victoria and SA (LNG Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LNG Liquefied Natural Gas, CNG Compressed Natural Gas)
Passions: Long term preservation and restoration of our natural resources
LCC background: 10 years on LCC, as Member, Treasurer Secretary and Chairman
Other: Retired and keen to see LCC become a leader in NRM in our area.
Beth Golden - LCC Treasurer
For 26 years I have worked for an electrical engineering company as a financial manager. During this time I was an inaugural member of the Capel LCDC for 20 years. Now as a member of the LCC I join a talented and motivated group that hope to have a positive influence on the decisions that effect the health of the Leschenault Inlet and catchment.
George Mardon - LCC Vice Chair
Relevant Qualifications and Environmental Experience: George F Mardon B.Ed. Dip. Eng. T.H.C.
My main employment was in the field of education where I taught in the classroom or had administrative duties in High Schools, Technical Schools and an Agricultural School. I worked with school boards at Australind Senior High and Bunbury Cathedral Grammar school.
Through my watersport activities I gained a ministerial appointment to the Waterways Commission’s Leschenault Inlet Management Authority where I served for ten years. My main interests in the Authority, were water quality management and town planning . During this period I was also working with the Bunbury Harbour City Group that developed the present marina and town foreshore .
On moving to East Augusta in the late nineties I joined a BHP consultancy group that was providing local input into the closure and rehabilitation of a failed sand mining venture. BHP allowed the members to take a major part in the rehabilitation process and in 2003 we won the State Golden Gekko Award for Minesite Rehabilitation. The former minesite rehabilitation presented a number of difficult and expensive challenges which included moving a limesand hill from Boranup to contaminated ground on the site where it was used to mitigate the effects of pyritic acid formation. The next task was to landscape the fifty metre deep dredged minepath into a series of environmentally friendly lakes and re-establish the flora and fauna. Further problems were encountered through the dredge breaching superficial and deeper aquifers causing vertical water movement in an environmentally sensitive area at the nearby confluence of the Blackwood and Scott Rivers. The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy became interested in my activities and asked me to give a presentation at an international conference in Perth. Following this presentation I gave further interviews on the role of the community in mining operations to officials from Canberra.
Some years ago I became involved with the Save the Yarragadee Aquifer group and travelled the South West with a number of speakers making the points that the Aquifer was already allocated on a declining rainfall and that the Water Corporation had caused seawater salination in many parts of the coastal aquifers.
In 2011 I joined the LCC where I have taken an interest in the health of the Leschenault Estuary and Catchment, working with DOW officers on seagrass studies and nutrient related outbreaks of algae and dynaflagellates. I am currently working on an educational mobile display to be used in schools and public functions
G. F. Mardon.
Adrian Egan - LCC Board Member
Qualification: BSc(Agriculture), PhD (UWA)
Experience: 55 years in agricultural and environmental research, education , research management, strategic and operational planning, consulting
Passions: Sustainable agricultural systems, ecosystem services, evidence-based intervention, water resources, community engagement
LCC background: 2 years on LCC Board, continuing
Other: "Retired", dedicated to not-for-profits driving realisation of sustainable economic, environmental and social futures of the SW.
Chantel Gelmi - LCC Board Member
Qualifications: Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems ECU
Certification ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems Auditing
Certs 2&3 Process Plant Operations (Refinery PMA)
Experience: Mining and training Enterprise Resource Planning system implementation.
Passions: Family, permaculture, sustainability, food and water security.
LCC background: New Councillor 2015
Other: Golden Key International Honour Society Lifetime Member
Mike Harwood - LCC Board Member
Qualification: BSc Biology (Curtin University), PhD (University of Queensland)
Experience: Project management (mining), mine site rehabilitation closure research, soil amendment / nutrient retention.
Passions: Sustainable housing, soil amendments / nutrient retention, ecosystem revegetation.