Senior Officials Committee
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 Senior Officials Committee (SOC) supports the Council in its work and focus on COAG deliverables. The role of the SOC is to carry out the work plan agreed by ministers in line with the COAG-agreed strategic priorities SOC is chaired by the Secretary of the Commonwealth department with responsibility for the environment.
SOC incorporates the NEPC Committee which deals exclusively with the statutory obligations of Council under NEPC.
|Senior Officials Committee (SOC)||Jurisdiction||National Environment Protection
Council Committee (NEPCC)
|Dr Grodon de Brouwer (CHAIR)||Commonwealth||Dr Grodon de Brouwer
Mr Malcolm Thompsom (Deputy)
|Ms Sally Barnes
Mr Barry Buffier
|New South Wales||Mr Barry Buffier
Mr Mark Gifford (Deputy)
|Mr Adam Fennessy||Victoria||Mr John Merritt
Mr Adam Fennessy (Deputy)
Mr Paul Smith (Deputy)
|Mr Andrew Chesterman||Queensland||Mr Tony Roberts|
|Mr Alan Holmes
Dr Campbell Gemmell
|South Australia||Dr Campbell Gemmell
Mr Tony Circelli (Deputy)
Ms Maree de Lacey
|Mr Kim Evans||Tasmania||Mr Alex Schaap|
|TBA||Australian Capital Territory||TBA
Mr Daniel Walters (Deputy)
|Dr William Freeland
Mr Rod Applegate
|Northern Territory||Dr William Freeland
Mr Rod Applegate
|Dr Paul Reynolds||New Zealand|
|Mr John Pritchard||Australian Local Government Association