Supporting the Gascoyne Pastoral Industry

Best practice in sustainability & profitability

Supporting the Gascoyne Pastoral Industry

Best practice in sustainability & profitability

Our Focus

The Gascoyne Catchments Group is a not-for-profit organisation with three key objectives:

Development of an ecologically sustainable, profitable pastoral industry that supports an adaptable & vibrant community

Improvement of long-term profitability of the Gascoyne agricultural sector

Management of land and water assets through effective natural resource management in the Gascoyne region

Our membership basis is drawn from members from the Lyndon, Upper Gascoyne and Gascoyne Wooramel Land Conversation District Committees.

We partner with landholders and industry stakeholders in the Gascoyne region, alongside industry experts and government organisations from across Australia.

Leveraging ecologically sustainable practices to build a profitable sector

Our Organisation

The Gascoyne Catchments Group is led by a volunteer management committee who are strong supporters of the Gascoyne pastoral industry.

Our structure aims to, wherever possible, include a fair representation of each of the Land Conservation District Committees of the Upper Gascoyne, Lyndon and Gascoyne-Wooramel.

Our Committee

Sean D’Arcy

Chairperson

Lyndon LCDC

Lyndon Station

Justin Steadman

Vice-Chairperson

Gascoyne-Wooramel LCDC

Wooramel Station

Shanon Thompson

Secretary / Treasurer

Lyndon LCDC

Wyloo Station

Alys McKeogh

Committee

Upper Gascoyne LCDC

Carey Downs

Jodie McTaggart

Committee

Upper Gascoyne LCDC

Bidgemia Station

Roger Davies

Committee

Upper Gascoyne LCDC

Eudamullah Station

Aggie Forrester

Committee

Lyndon LCDC

Winning Station

Tim Shallcross

Committee

Lyndon LCDC

Bullara Station

Tim Meecham

Committee

Lyndon LCDC

Quobba Station

Chris Higham

Committee

Gascoyne Wooramel LCDC

Meedo Station

Harry McKeogh

Committee

Gascoyne Wooramel LCDC

Carey Downs

Our Staff

Our Executive Officer, Rachel Thomson manages the Gascoyne Catchment Group, including governance and operations responsibilities, and the management of our current projects. As required, we utilise the services of contractors with niche skill sets to support us with administrative tasks and projects.

Rachel grew up on Emu Creek station, a beef cattle enterprise located 365km north of Carnarvon. She studied at UWA, completing a Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science) with Honours in 2014, her thesis being a “Financial analysis of grazing irrigated Rhodes grass to improve production efficiency of beef cattle herds in the Pilbara region of WA”.

Rachel then spent the first five years of her career working as a research Agronomist for Kalyx Australia, managing broadacre trial programs around Dandaragan and Badgingarra before joining the GCG group in March 2019 as our Executive Officer.

Membership Expression of Interest

The Gascoyne Catchment Group welcomes applications for membership from members of the Land Conservation District Committee of the Upper Gascoyne, Lyndon and Gascoyne-Wooramel, along with other stakeholders.

To express your interest in joining, or to update your contact information if you are already a member, please complete the form below.