Our People

Management Committee

NamePosition
Liz SaundersPresident
Fergus FitzgeraldSecretary
Rachael StacyTreasurer
Elaine McKeanCommittee Member
Apostolis HadoulisCommittee Member
Damien HooperCommittee Member
Janet CarewCommittee Member

Gift Fund Committee

NamePosition
Marilyn FisherCommittee Member
Fergus FitzgeraldCommittee Member
Rachael StacyCommittee Member

Our Staff

Our People Tammy Kowitz
MANAGER

Tammy Kowitz

Tammy is passionate about conservation and land management.  In her previous roles prior to Hinterland Bush Links, she worked for ten years as a Project Manager leading large scale community projects up to $30million in value, a further eight years as a civil (hydrology/hydraulics) engineer. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering (civil, first class honours) and Diploma of Conservation and Land Management (CaLM).

Our People Sue Brieschke
PROJECT OFFICER

Sue Brieschke

Sue is a long-standing employee of Hinterland Bush Links and key project coordinator of the iconic Upper Mary Valley Weed Vine Project. Sue is instrumental in managing our Roving Restorer volunteers. She brings a wealth of transferrable project management skills to her role with Hinterland Bush Links from her 30 years’ experience in schools and roles as Deputy Principal of 3 large schools in SE Qld, Principal of 3 small schools in Qld.

Our Volunteers

We could not achieve what we do without our amazing volunteers.

We could not achieve what we do without our amazing volunteers.

In 2022, we had over 70 volunteers work with us across all our programs.

Our volunteers are committed, passionate and inspirational people.

Our volunteers work in our volunteer bush regeneration group – Roving Restorers, on our Management Committee and on a range of other tasks including: organising catering for Roving Restorers and events, administration, mapping/cartography, accounting, photography, social media marketing, graphic art, website maintenance, fundraising and grant writing.

If you would like to volunteer with us, we would love to hear from you.  We welcome a broad range of skills.

If you join our volunteer team, you will be joining a fun and inclusive group of amazing people!  Many see our volunteer community like their “family”.

Landholders We Work With

Approximately 10 per cent of Australia's landscape is made up of national parks, reserves and other protected areas. That leaves 90% of Australia’s landscape managed by private landholders.

As a private landholder, you have a very important and significant contribution you can make to protect and conserve nature.

At Hinterland Bush Links, our focus is on strategic corridors.  Many of the locations where we hope to enhance wildlife corridors, are within privately owned land.  Hence, we work with both private and public landholders. 

We couldn’t do the important work we do without all the wonderful landholders who are willing to work with us and committed to conservation work on their property. 

We work mainly across the Sunshine Coast Hinterland area.

Typically for on-ground works we work with non-urban properties of greater than 2 hectares.  We support property owners with smaller blocks through education.

We do not require private landholders to have an environmental covenant (ie VCA or Nature Refuge) for us to consider working with you. 

We welcome all properties that fall within the strategic corridors of our focus area.

If you would like to work on a project with us, we would love to hear from you.

Get Involved

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Education for Landholders