Since 2007, we have collaborated with Gippsland communities, businesses, and governments around climate change awareness and solutions.
Build partnerships, connect people with information and opportunities, support and deliver climate-positive initiatives with social, economic, and environmental benefits.
Chief Executive Officer
With a BSc from Monash University Darren worked for CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology before arriving in Gippsland as a teacher in 1983. Darren is a graduate of the Gippsland Community Leadership Program and was a Wellington Shire Councillor from 2003 – 2020 including three terms as Mayor.
Our Volunteer Board
Our Project Team
New Energy Development
Gippsland Alliance for Climate Action
RED Trailer Team
RED Trailer Team
The Gippsland Climate Change Network was founded in 2007 and was facilitated by the Victorian State Labor Government to affiliate local communities to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
The Victorian State Labor Government was keen to mobilise stakeholders at the time the nation was in the midst of the millennium drought, and discussions on climate change were in their infancy.
Each region was facilitated to set up a body to become part of a Greenhouse Alliance that would coordinate climate change policy between state and local government and the community.
Department of Natural Resources and Environment outreach worker David Willington helped to facilitate these allegiances in Gippsland.
This included representatives from local governments, the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union, Catchment Management Authority, Gippsland Waste Management, environment groups including the Australian Conservation Foundation, energy consultants, education and training providers and grass roots community members.
These groups drafted a constitution and appointed the then Agriculture Minister Keith Hamilton as the first board chair, with the aim of being the focal point for environmental action in Gippsland.