Meet The Katanning Landcare Team

Katanning Landcare (Katanning LCDC), and its sister organisation, Katanning Environmental Inc. (KEInc), are managed by a volunteer committee with exceptional skills and experience, and also has a talented team of staff to operate its various undertakings. This vast array of talent makes Katanning Landcare unique and successful with our environmental endeavours.

Each member of our team is active in the Katanning community, working to enhance and protect our beautiful region.

Looking to join one of our environmental projects or have a question? Please get in touch on (08) 9821 4327.

Andrea Salmon

Andrea Salmond

Executive Finance Officer

Andrea brings a unique set of skills to the Landcare team with her BA (Spec.) Leisure and Recreation, Cert III in Project Management and experience in IT and marketing. She has used these skills to initiate a number of new projects including the very successful Katanning EcoWeek, the development of the Katanning Landcare Business Plan, and assisting in the establishment of the Friends of Piesse Lake.

Responsible for Human Resources, Finance and Administrative oversight for both Katanning Landcare and Katanning Environmental. Available Monday through Thursday.

Amber Bateup

Executive Officer

Amber is a passionate environmental steward, raised in the Wheatbelt with a background in photography and a degree in Environmental Science. Amber has a specific interest in rehabilitating degraded ecosystems, sustainable communities, and Permaculture design.

Responsible for Human Resources oversight for both Katanning Landcare and Katanning Environmental, and project delivery.  Available Monday through Thursday. Email: or 0490 939 494.

Sally Williams

Finance and Administration Officer

Sally has over 15 years of experience in professional roles, including sales, marketing, accounting and administration.

Responsible for Katanning Landcare finance and administration and will be the first point of contact at Landcare.  Available Monday through Thursday. Email: or 08 9821 4327 ext 2.

Ella Maesepp

Ella Maesepp

Landcare Officer

Ella Maesepp (BSc (Hons) Env Sc) has been working as a Landcare Officer in the Upper Blackwood since 2003, currently as the Landcare Officer with Katanning. Over these years she has brought more than $3.6 million in grant money to the district, and since starting with Katanning Landcare in 2006, has been involved in the delivery of over 900,000 trees, 450km of fences and establishment of over 700 ha of perennial pastures. Her major projects have included the Upper Coblinine Catchment Demonstration Initiative, Lake Ewylamartup Restoration and the Saline Bush Foods project. She won both the West Australian and National Young Landcare Leader Awards in 2015-16, and served on the Australian Landcare Council 2011-2013.

Responsible for project management, with the landmark Bush Tucker Project as a key focus. Available most Mondays and Thursdays.

Sara Anderson

Landcare Officer

Sara Anderson joined Katanning Landcare in late 2021 to manage a number of our environmental projects. Her experience in project management, environmental science and her passion for the environment will ensure that Katanning Landcare remains a strong contributor to grassroots, community environmental stewardship.

Responsible for project management for most of our grant-funded landcare projects, including State NRM Crop to Creek, and the Drains to Living Streams project. Available on a casual basis.

Liz Burrow

Katanning Environmental Nursery Production Coordinator

Responsible for plant propagation, hygiene, and plant health.

From June 2023 - available Monday to Friday via email

Bailey Parker

Katanning Environmental Container Cash In Site Supervisor

Joining us in 2021, Bailey has been part-and-parcel of the Katanning Environmental Container Cash In since it began, now taking the lead onsite to ensure efficient processing of customer container refunds.

Available on site at Lot 523 Dore Street Katanning during opening hours: Fridays 12-4pm and Saturdays 9am-3pm, or via phone 0456 432 235 or email

Moya Bazzo

Katanning Environmental Nursery Customer Service and Administration

Moya has extensive experience in the construction, mining, horticulture, manufacturing, retail and hospitality sectors, and is keen to make your tree orders a friendly and helpful experience.

Responsible for customer service for our Nursery customers, handling all orders and inquiries, as well as pickup and delivery scheduling. Also responsible for administration and finance for Katanning Environmental Inc.  Available Mondays through Fridays, call her on 0428 479 623 or email

Jeremy Kowald

Chairman Katanning LCDC

Jeremy is a local generational farmer in Katanning, who has been active with Katanning Landcare through his parents projects in the past, and now with his own.


Deputy Chairman Katanning LCDC

This position is vacant

Matthew Collis

Treasurer of Katanning LCDC, Chairman of KEInc

Matthew Collis took over the role of Treasurer in February 2021, after the retirement of Adrian Richardson, our inaugural and only Treasurer for 30+ years. Matt is a keen volunteer and has been active with Katanning Landcare and our sister organisation, Katanning Environmental Inc, where he holds the position of Chairman.

The Committee

Katanning LCDC Gazetted Members

Katanning Landcare is managed by a volunteer committee of 17 Gazetted Members of the Katanning Land Conservation District Committee.

These dedicated volunteers bring experience from a range of backgrounds, from financial and administrative services, to government, and farming and environmental backgrounds.

The varied skills mean that our committee is involved, and in touch with a wide number of other concerns and touch-points across our region and further afield, ensuring that we have excellent guidance on a range of topics.

Gazetted Members:

  • Stephen Barrett
  • Valerie Batchelor
  • Matt Collis (Treasurer)
  • John Paul Collins
  • Mitch Davies
  • Norman Flugge
  • Greg Garlick
  • Andrew Gibbons
  • Tim Harris
  • Bev Kowald
  • Xylina King
  • Jeremy Kowald (Chairman)
  • Ron Lockley
  • Scott Newbey

We have three member positions vacant.

The Committee

Katanning Environmental Inc Committee Members

Katanning Environmental Inc. is managed by a volunteer committee of 6 members.

Committee Members:

  • Matt Collis (Chairman)
  • vacant (Deputy Chairman)
  • Scott Newbey (Treasuruer)
  • Bev Kowald (Secretary)
  • Ron Lockley
  • Andrew Gibbons
  • Jeremy Kowald
  • Tim Harris

KEInc is responsible for the environmentally-based Social Enterprises we run, including: