Z-NET Uralla’s People

This is your community group guiding Z-NET Uralla. Please feel free to contact any members if you have questions or would like help with energy matters.

Carol Shantal

Carol Shantal, President President

Carol has a working background in the areas of health, small business, manufacturing and farming but importantly, a longstanding concern of 30 years leading to 20 years of community engagement across diverse aspects relating to mitigation of Climate Change and building adaptive community resilience.

Email: convenor(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)zneturalla.org.au

Penny Paliadelis, Vice President

Professor Penny Paliadelis has a keen interest in building community wellbeing and resilience as part of Z-NET and engaging with the local community to work towards creating a more sustainable future. She is a higher education and leadership consultant who has recently re-located back to this region after spending 8 years in Victoria.

Sandra Eady, Convenor

Sandra Eady, Treasurer

Sandra has a keen interest in seeing our community take confident and informed steps towards a sustainable energy future. She is an environmental scientist with CSIRO at Chiswick.

Email: treasurer(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)zneturalla.org.au

Trish Rasmussen, Minutes secretary

Trish is coordinating our many projects. You can contact her at projects(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)zneturalla.org.au. Please email her for an appointment, or call on 0411 804 627.

PeterPeter Low, General Member

Peter is the Z-NET Uralla technology guru, ready to answer the myriad of questions the community has on solar feed-in tariffs, the merits of different heating options, and how to see if your home is leaking valuable warmth (that you are paying good money for). Peter is finding Z-NET Uralla a great challenge in retirement, after a long career as a ship’s captain in the merchant navy.

Tim Wright, General Member

Living in New England, NSW, I studied Ag Economics at University of New England in 1972 before
enrolling at Orange Agricultural College 1973-1975 – graduating as one of OAC’s first students’ in
Farm Management. Pioneering new concepts from then till now is my legacy because I was taught
to question, and to reason why? Perseverance is at the heart of my goals, and I have a strong belief in working with nature.



Shepherd, Graham (2010). Visual Soil Assessment: Pastures Part 1. 


Hardwick, David (2014). Landcare RASH Manual. Available at https://gmln.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/RASH-manual_web.pdf

Northern Rivers Soil Health Card. Available at https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/168703/northern-rivers-soil-health-card.pdf