former Standing Council on Environment and Water

(incorporating the National Environment Protection Council)

National Environment Protection Council Service Corporation

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 Service Corporation is established under section 35 of the National Environment Protection Council Act 1994.

The Service Corporation provides assistance and support (including Secretariat support) to the Standing Council on Environment and Water (incorporating the National Environment Protection Council) and the Senior Officials Committee (incorporating the National Environment Protection Council Committee).

The Service Corporation manages money on behalf of the Council and has the power to enter into contracts.

The NEPC Executive Officer is appointed by Council and conducts the affairs of the Service Corporation on behalf of Council and Senior Officials Committee.

The NEPC Service Corporation is managed in accordance with the Council Governance Policy.