NEWS

Posted: 2 November 2018
The Business of Business Advice

1 November 2018 – Orange
Photo credit: Robert DeVries, Geomancia Pty Ltd

Wayne Sunderland (CEO of Central NSW Business HQ) and Angela McCauley (Managing Director of Geomancia) discuss ways to enhance business advisory services with an emphasis of next generation software tools.


Posted: 1 November 2018
Supporting Central West Startups


29 October 2018 – Bathurst
Photo credit: Ben Surawski, 18fifty

Geomancia goes Upstairs to meet the crew at Bathurst’s regional startup hub. Left to right: James Triggs and Julia Learson (Upstairs) with Angela McCauley and Robert DeVries (Geomancia). The consultations are part of stakeholder engagement under a Building Better Regions Project: “Creating Future-ready Businesses in Central Western NSW”.


Posted: 31 October 2018
The ‘BK Field Team’ in Action


25 October 2018 – Barooga Karrai
Photo credit: Angela McCauley, Geomancia Pty Ltd

Left to right: occasional field surveyors Leighlana and Chloe with Jamie O’Neill (Deputy CEO of the Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council) and Robert DeVries (Geomancia’s Science Director). The team explores a strange circular woodland on the Barooga Karrai property on a hot, dry day.


Posted: 30 October 2018
Go West Young Man !!


25 October 2018 – Barooga Karrai
Photo credit: Angela McCauley, Geomancia Pty Ltd

Leighlana takes charge of survey site markup using a prismatic compass and tape measure. This Black Box (Eucalyptus largiflorens) community has seen better days. The survey work was undertaken as part of a Protecting Our Places project on the 10,711 hectare Barooga Karrai property owned and managed by the Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council.


Posted: 29 October 2018
Bush Tucker, Bush Medicine and a little Latin

24 October 2018 – Barooga Karrai
Photo credit: Angela McCauley, Geomancia Pty Ltd

Learning about ethnobotany during site surveys on the Barooga Karrai property.


Posted: 28 October 2018
Are you looking at me?

24 October 2018 – Barooga Karrai
Photo credit: Angela McCauley, Geomancia Pty Ltd

A wary Lace Monitor (Varanus varius) spotted on the first day of site mapping surveys on the Barooga Karrai property west of Condobolin. Work is underway to delineate areas for conservation action as part of a Protecting Our Places project.


Posted: 18 October 2018
Supporting Regional Enterprise

16 October 2018 – Orange
Photo credit: Regional Development Australia

Julia Andrews (Executive Director, Regional Development Australia Central West) and Angela McCauley (Geomancia’s Managing Director) talk shop: social enterprise, community development and business software expertise.


Posted: 17 October 2018
Eyes on the Prize


26 September 2018 – Barooga Karrai
Photo credit: Angela McCauley, Geomancia Pty Ltd

Left to right: staff from Geomancia (Robert DeVries), Local Land Services (Brian Dohnt) and Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council (Jamie O’Neill) explore the Barooga Karrai property during a reconnaissance survey as part of a NSW Protecting Our Places project.


Posted: 5 October 2018
A Basking Boggi on Barooga Karrai


26 September 2018 – Barooga Karrai
Photo credit: Angela McCauley, Geomancia Pty Ltd

This little beastie is the surprising Shingleback Lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) or Boggi. It can live for 50 years!


Posted: 3 October 2018
Barooga Karrai Reconnaissance


26 September 2018 – Barooga Karrai
Photo credit: Robert DeVries, Geomancia Pty Ltd

Timed to coincide with ‘Land Skills Learning’, initial reconnaissance of Barooga Karrai is underway. The property, located about an hour west of Condobolin, was recently returned to the Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council. Geomancia is working with the Land Council to deliver a grant under the NSW Protecting Our Places program. Geomancia’s Managing Director, Angela McCauley, stands next to the property sign at the start of survey work.


Posted: 2 October 2018
The First Land Cover Map of Barooga Karrai


26 September 2018 – Barooga Karrai
Photo credit: Angela McCauley, Geomancia Pty Ltd

Jamie O’Neill, Deputy CEO of the Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council (left), supervises the delineation of land cover classes on the Barooga Karrai property by local community members. The mapping was part of the ‘Land Skills Learning’ project funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.


Posted: 1 October 2018
Learning about Field Data Collection on Barooga Karrai


26 September 2018 – Barooga Karrai
Photo credit: Angela McCauley, Geomancia Pty Ltd

As part of the ‘Land Skills Learning’ project funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, Geomancia designed a low cost field survey system for the Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council. Members of the local community tested the system during a workshop on the Barooga Karrai property (west of Condobolin).


Posted: 28 September 2018
Land Skills Learning on Barooga Karrai

26 September 2018 – Barooga Karrai
Photo credit: Robert DeVries, Geomancia Pty Ltd

Participants at the ‘Land Skills Learning’ Workshop funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (L-R): Geomancia Managing Director Angela McCauley; Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council CEO Leonie O’Neill, Deputy Chair Betty Biggs, Chair Vicki Bell and Deputy CEO Jamie O’Neill; and four ‘Boys from the Bush’. The workshop provided an introduction to field survey work using tablet computers and to land cover mapping using aerial photography and transparent overlays. The Local Land Council was also presented with large laminated maps of the Barooga Karrai property (west of Condobolin) to help with their ongoing planning and management work.


Posted: 25 September 2018
Getting Ready for the Big Day…

Event Poster
Credits: Design by Geomancia, Yarran photo by Andrew McFadyen


Posted: 20 September 2018
Creating Future-ready Businesses in Central Western NSW

Geomancia Pty Ltd has been awarded a grant under the Australian Government’s “Building Better Regions Fund”, Round 2, Community Investments Stream. Under the grant, Geomancia will develop an educational resource kit designed to empower business leaders and educators in Central Western NSW to provide advice on next generation software tools for business.


Posted: 17 September 2018
The Next Generation of Land Managers?

13 September 2018 – Lake Cargelligo
Photo credit: Jamie O’Neill, Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council

Local school kids from Lake Cargelligo have tested the ‘Murrin Bridge Mapping Computer’ delivered under the “Land Skills Learning” project (see below). Zoom, pan and fly – all systems are go!


Posted: 20 August 2018
Protecting Our Places with Better Project Management

15 August 2018 – Queanbeyan
Photo credit: Kestrel Stone, Elemental Projects

Jamie O’Neill, Deputy CEO of Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council (second from left) with Robert DeVries, Science Director of Geomancia Pty Ltd (third from left); other successful grantees of the Protecting Our Places (POP) program; and POP administrators from the NSW Environmental Trust. If the attendees look a little tired it’s because the photo was taken at the end of an intensive two-day course on project management delivered by Elemental Projects at the Queanbeyan office of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. The workshop is an early component of a Trust-funded project titled Managing Biodiversity on Barooga Karrai. Geomancia and Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly manage the project at the workshop.


Posted: 9 July 2018
A Mapping Computer for Barooga Karrai

4 July 2018 – Lake Cargelligo.
Photo credit: Robert DeVries, Geomancia Pty Ltd

Angela McCauley, Managing Director of Geomancia Pty Ltd and Jamie O’Neill, Deputy CEO of Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council, shake hands to mark the delivery of the first stage of a grant funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). Under the ‘Land Skills Learning’ grant, Geomancia is transferring geographic information and expertise to the Local Aboriginal Land Council at Lake Cargelligo in western NSW. Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council is now the proud owner of a computer specifically configured to display information related to the extensive Barooga Karrai property located about 17 kilometres northeast of Euabalong and adjoining Booberoi Creek in the Lachlan River Valley. The Barooga Karrai property was returned to the Local Land Council in 2016 and planning is now underway for its future development.


Posted: 20 November 2018
Managing Biodiversity on Barooga Karrai

Proudly funded by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.

On 18 May 2018 Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council was awarded funding for the first year of a planned three-year project under the NSW Government’s Protecting Our Places Program 2017. Geomancia Pty Ltd will act as administrator on the project. The project seeks to better manage remnant native vegetation, floodplain communities, Endangered Ecological Communities and threatened species listed on the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 that are known or expected to occur on the Barooga Karrai property.