CLC Committee

Cumberland Land Conservancy Inc is governed by a constitution established by the founding committee in December 2014.

The present committee were elected by a popular members vote at the 10 October 2020 Annual General Meeting.

The current office bearers are as follows:

President – Wayne Olling

Wayne brings a wealth of experience to CLC, including 25 years in the NSW Government and, in more recent decades, as a voluntary advocate for the Cumberland Plain’s natural and cultural heritage. Wayne is also Manager, Flora & Fauna at Blacktown & District Environment Group Inc.


Vice President – Natalie James

Natalie began as a bush regenerator doing weed control and restoration works across Western Sydney. She is currently a weed control coordinator in local government. Qualifications include CLM III; Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management. Natalie is also Bushcare supervisor at ‘Thornbill’, Agnes Banks.


Treasurer – Doug Meredith

Doug has a life-long interest in conservation and biodiversity, particularly avian fauna. He is a member of CPA Australia, has a degree in accounting & economics, a master’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree in business administration and graduate certificate in applied finance & investment, using these in accounting, finance and management within the public, government and not for profit sectors.

Secretary and Public Officer – Antony Lewis

Antony is a degree engineer in the food industry with a childhood background playing in Hunts Creek and Lake Parramatta. He is a long time environment advocate who is also currently Secretary of Blacktown & District Environment Group Inc, and a community representative on Parramatta River Catchment Group and Blacktown City Council’s Environment Advisory Committee.

Scientific Officer – Yogesh Nair

Yogesh has 11 years experience in bushland conservation, restoration, site supervision, project mgmt, environment consultant (botanist & ecologist) incl veg assessments and developing mgmt plans.  Qualification include CLM III; Advanced Dip. App. Environmental Mgmt; BSc and MSc in Biodiversity Conservation.

If you have relevant skills and a passion for conservation we encourage you to join Cumberland Land Conservancy Inc. Please visit ‘Get Involved’ to learn more, or speak with any of our helpful committee members.