Directors and Members

The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (LMWRRG) is a Statutory Authority established under the Environment Protection Act 1970 (the EP Act). The organisation commenced operating on the 1 August 2014.

The Board

The role and duties of the Board of the LMWRRG include: strategy, governance and risk management.  The Board establish and monitor governance arrangements for the Group ensuring the preparation of and approving strategic plans, annual reports, key procedures and policies that will apply to the Group.  The Board are also responsible for the appointment and release of the Executive Officer.

Audit and Finance Committee

The role of the Audit and Finance Committee is to ensure compliance with all relevant statutory regulation and legal obligations by the LMWRRG. The Committee oversees the development and management of the annual budget of the Group and ensures a risk management framework and processes are effectively operating to support the Groups governance and management.

LMWRRG Implementation Plan Working Group

The LMWRRG Implementation Plan working group was established to assist in the development and delivery of the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan.

The working group assisted in the development of evidence based priorities that met the needs of all stakeholders within the region, ensuring relevant information, knowledge and data informs the development of a high quality Implementation Plan.

Once the LMWRRG Implementation Plan was developed the working group disbanded. To learn more about the LMWRRG Implementation Plan please refer to the Publications page.

Loddon Mallee Local Government Forum

The Environment Protection Act (the Act) requires the establishment of a Local Government Waste Forum (the Forum) to support the effective operation of the Board of the LMWRRG.

The Forums membership consists of one councillor from each member council.

The Forum aims to engage with industry, Government and stakeholders to develop and deliver effective, efficient and sustainable waste and resource recovery planning and management in the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Region.

Technical Advisory Reference Group

The Technical Advisory Reference Group (TARG) is a sub group of the Loddon Mallee Local Government Forum.  TARG was established to advise, assist and inform the Loddon Mallee Local Governments Waste Forum.  TARG investigates, makes recommendations and provides expert advice to the Forum on technical matters relevant to the delivery of Loddon Mallee Councils waste and recycling services.

Organisation Structure



Board Members

  • Jennifer Anderson

    Jennifer Anderson grew up in bayside Melbourne, but settled in the Macedon Ranges in 2009, where her partner grew up.

    In between two medical jobs (she is a GP in private practice and works at the Royal Children’s Hospital one day a week) she is currently in her second term as Councillor, and third term as Mayor of the Macedon Ranges Shire.

    She prefers public transport and cycling to car travel, and is a supporter of buy local, and fresh from the market, and avoiding anything that comes wrapped in plastic. She continues to encourage anyone who buys a takeaway coffee to bring their own cup, and to use your own refillable bottle for water and choosing tap water rather than purchasing a new bottle of water.

    In 2016 she graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and hopes her desire for good governance, and making everyone feel important in the decision-making process, will assist her in her role as chair.

  • Natalie McCarthy

    Natalie’s interest in resource recovery began as a teenager whilst working as a landfill auditor and witnessing vast quantities of segregated recyclables that should have been diverted from the landfill tip face.

    Natalie is an Environmental Engineer who started her career leading resource recovery projects within the minerals industry. After many years in this field, she moved into managing production process and leading organisation transformations using her qualifications in Lean Production and as a Six Sigma Black Belt. She has extensive International Management experience and worked for 3 years as Rio Tinto Aluminium Lean Deployment Manager for Europe the Middle East and Africa.

    Natalie moved to Central Victoria 8 years ago and now splits her time between three passions; raising her three young children, running a sheep farm with her Husband and being an active member of the local community.

    Natalie is a school council member at Harcourt Valley Primary School, she represents her local council on the Sutton Grange Hall of Management, is an Alumni of the London Business School and a member of many relevant professional organisations.

  • Geoff Curnow

    Geoff Curnow has a family history to be proud of - his Cornish forebears have been in the Laanecoorie district for 150 years and he is the third generation of his own family to farm the home property since it was taken up in 1914.

    Educated at Laanecoorie and Maryborough, Geoff returned to the farm while still in his teens and has amassed a wealth of agricultural knowledge.

    Today, together with wife Merna, he runs a prime lamb enterprise paired with some grain production at Laanecoorie.

    He is a keen traveller and finds great enjoyment in his contacts with people through his community work. Geoff is a current Councillor on the Loddon Shire Council and served as Mayor during 2011-2013.

    Geoff is a current councillor of the Loddon Shire and has served as Mayor during 2011-2013.

  • Daryl Warren

    Daryl has served on many Committees and Boards over his working life and was recently elected to Buloke Shire Council. He has a strong understanding and function of Boards and how they operate at both a local and regional levels

    Recently elected by his peers to Chair the Local Government Group of the LMWRRG, he is looking forward to acting as Director of LMWRRG.

    With a belief in balancing the views of the community and the aims of the Board to deliver sustainable outcomes he is looking forward to making a contribution to Board activities for the next 4 years.

    With an extensive public and private employment history, Daryl has developed a well rounded view of the world and can add a personal perspective from those that are marginalized in the community.

    Having lived in a variety of areas in the State and with a deep commitment to serve the community Daryl is pleased to have been appointed as a Director to LMWRRG.

  • Julie Green

    Julie was appointed as Non-Executive Director of Loddon Mallee Waste & Resource Recovery Board in Aug 2014.

    She is also a Director of RACV, Greening Australia, Maldon Hospital, the Innovation Cooperative and formerly a large regional aged care service provider, Shepparton Villages. Julie is also a business consultant in strategy, governance and change management. This follows a successful Executive career in infrastructure, transport, utilities and healthcare, delivering major change agendas in the public and private sectors.

    Alongside this professional career, Julie has been an advisor to Not for Profits entities over the last 20. She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant in England and Wales, Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of Leadership Victoria. She lives in Maldon Victoria.

  • Jennifer Grigg

    Jen is currently the Executive Officer for Northern Mallee Leaders Inc. and a consultant providing project management, strategic and other planning services. She has extensive Board and governance experience and is current Chair of the Victorian Regional Community Leadership Programs (VRCLP). Previous roles include Chair, Mildura Development Corporation, Director of two Wimmera/Mallee rural water authorities, Mallee Research Station, Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women and Chair Victorian Women in Grains.

    Jen’s career included Executive positions at a regional TAFE, responsible for International education, business development and marketing. She was a farmer at Patchewollock including transport and grain trading and is a passionate supporter of women in agriculture. As a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Churchill Fellow, she is an advocate for best practice governance and business management. She lives in Mildura.

  • Lorraine Learmonth

    Lorraine is currently a second term councilor on the Gannawarra Shire Council. She is a Committee member of Municipal Association of Victoria, Arts and Culture Committee and Environment Committee.

    She has a strong connection with her community and our environments, through her past experience as Cohuna Neighbourhood House Coordinator and as a retired dairy farmer.

    Her interest in the environment aligns with her role as a new Director on the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group. Lorraine is concerned about waste and litter being dumped in our forests and along the Murray River. She is keen to see a marked reduction in use of plastics and excess packaging and would also like to see Gannawarra Shire become single use plastic bag free.

  • Vacant Position