former Standing Council on Environment and Water

(incorporating the National Environment Protection Council)


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On 13 December 2013, COAG replaced its 22 Standing Councils, Select Councils and governance fora with a set of eight Councils and the decision saw the revocation of the Standing Council on Environment and Water. Work is currently underway to resolve how its existing work would be handled in the future. In the interim, this website is currently maintained for historical purposes and is scheduled for archiving.

A new website for the National Environment Protection Council is currently under development.

Meeting of Environment Ministers - Agreed Statement - 29 April 2014

Environment ministers from across Australia met today in Canberra to progress key environment issues of national significance.

The  former COAG Standing Council on Environment and Water (Council) was established following the 2010 review of the ministerial council system by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).

National Environment Protection Measures (NEPMs)

 »  Air toxics » Ambient Air Quality  »  Assessment of Site contamination
 »  Diesel Vehicle Emissions  »  Movement of Controlled Waste  »  National Pollutant Inventory  »  Used Packaging

Strategic Priorities

 »  Seamless Environmental Regulation  » National Water Reform  »  National Waste Policy and Chemicals
 »  Landscape and Ecosystem Scale Biodiversity  »  National Plan for Clean Air  »  Governance and Legislation