former Standing Council on Environment and Water

(incorporating the National Environment Protection Council)

National Waste Policy: Less Waste, More Resources - Implementation Plan July 2010

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 being developed.

Environment Protection and Heritage Council, 2010

The National Waste Policy: Less Waste, More Resources - Implementation Plan presents the aims, key directions, priority strategies and roles and responsibilities of governments as outlined in the National Waste Policy: Less Waste, More Resources (the National Waste Policy).

It sets out the governance arrangements that support the Environment Protection and Heritage Council and notes that government resourcing will be allocated periodically and agreed using the standard Council of Australian Governments cost sharing arrangements.

Priority initiatives and key milestones for the first five years of the ten year policy and arrangements for tracking progress and monitoring performance are identified.