Our Team

Peter Hazell, B App Sc., M App Sc., GradDip Env. Edu.

PROJECT Coordinator

Of the Mulloon Community Landscape Rehydration Project (MCLRP)

Peter was the first Landcare Coordinator in the Upper Shoalhaven Catchment, NSW. He has been a remote sensing specialist, a water scientist, and an Australian Government NRM Facilitator. He and his wife, Donna, are also currently rehabilitating a 374ha farm in the Mongarlowe watershed, NSW, based on principles of regenerative agriculture.

Luke Peel, B App Sc.

research coordinator

Luke has previously worked in various roles in the NT Government Environment Agency, specialising in soil erosion and hydrological monitoring, spatial data analysis for vegetation mapping and developing and implementing new technologies in ground monitoring methodologies.

He moved to Canberra to work with the Murray Darling Basin Authority on the Sustainable Rivers Audit for river geomorphology and vegetation mapping and monitoring. He went on to lead a team at Geoscience Australia to acquire elevation data, primarily LiDAR and imagery over areas of significance. This work continued along coastal regions of Tonga, PNG, Vanuatu and Samoa as well as the greater metro Manila region to assist with climate change and natural hazard management.

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Donna Spillman

Media, education and venue management

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Donna has lived on Mulloon Creek Natural Farms since 2006 and has been involved in the The Mulloon Institute from its beginning. Her present role is to oversee the education, tour and event programmes facilitated for The Mulloon Institute on Mulloon Creek Natural Farms. She comes from a diverse and practical background in hospitality management, health education and life coaching.

Peter Andrews, OAM

Natural sequence farming expert

Recognised as the “architect” of Natural Sequence Farming, Peter has demonstrated his unique insights into landscape functionality on sites around Australia and overseas. His interpretation of the Mulloon Creek and floodplain through the Home Farm and subsequent ecological design were key inputs into the pilot project commenced in 2006. Peter will provide similar expertise as part of the Mulloon Institute’s team for the Mulloon Community Landscape Rehydration Project (MCLRP) and beyond.