National Environment Protection Council (NEPC)
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.
The National Environment Protection Council (NEPC), which is established under the National Environment Protection Council Act 1994 (Cth) and mirror legislation in other jurisdictions, continues to operate; fulfilling its legal and governance obligations.
NEPC has two primary functions as established by the NEPC Acts:
- to make National Environment Protection Measures (NEPMs)
- to assess and report on the implementation and effectiveness of NEPMs in participating jurisdictions.
With the strategic focus of the work for the new Council, the work of the previous ministerial council (the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC)) has been completed or transitioned. Information on EPHC and previous environmental ministerial councils can be found archived in the EPHC archive.
NEPC and NEPCC members
The NEPC Committee (NEPCC) deals exclusively with statutory obligations under NEPC.
|Jurisdiction||National Environment Protection
|National Environment Protection
Council Committee (NEPCC)
|Commonwealth||The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham (Deputy)
|Dr Gordon de Brouwer
Mr Malcolm Thompson (Deputy)
|New South Wales||The Hon Rob Stokes MP||Mr Barry Buffier
Mr Mark Gifford (Deputy)
|Victoria||The Hon Ryan Smith MP
The Hon Matthew Guy MP (Deputy)
|Mr John Merritt
Mr Adam Fennessy (Deputy)
Mr Paul Smith (Deputy)
|Queensland||The Honourable Andrew Powell MP
The Honourable Andrew Cripps MP (Deputy member)
The Honourable Mark McArdle MP (Deputy member)
|Mr Tony Roberts|
|South Australia||The Hon Ian Hunter MP||Dr Campbell Gemmell
Mr Tony Circelli (Deputy)
|Western Australia||The Hon Albert Jacob MLA||TBA|
|Tasmania||The Hon Brian Wightman MP||Mr Alex Schaap|
|Australian Capital Territory||Mr Simon Corbell MLA||TBA
Mr Daniel Walters (Deputy)
|Northern Territory||The Hon Peter Chandler MLA
The Hon Willem Westre Van Holthe MLA (Deputy)
|Dr William Freeland
Mr Rod Applegate