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Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW, 2009-2010 Annual Report, pages 237-336.

Appendices

In this chapter

1. Statement of responsibility 238

2. Performance of senior staff 238

3. Principal officers 241

4. EPA Board members’ curricula vitae 242

5. Significant statutory bodies and advisory committees 244

6. Staff statistics 258

7. Legislation and legal changes 260

8. Infringements and prosecutions 262

9. DECCW-managed lands and waters 274

10. Statement of affairs 283

11. Freedom of information applications 287

12. Information Centre and Environment Line statistics 296

13. Publications 298

14. Papers published and presented 304

15. Overseas visits by staff 315

16. Consultancies 318

17. Grants to community organisations 319

18. Major works 327

19. Major assets 328

1. Statement of responsibility

As Director General, I have worked with other Executive members, principal officers and managers who are responsible for particular internal control processes, to provide reasonable assurance that DECCW is achieving its objectives and using its resources efficiently. These processes include:

  • reporting to me and the Executive on aspects of organisational performance

  • controlling how expenditure and staff resources are managed

  • managing a program of internal audits that focuses on operational and financial risk

  • contracting out various independent external assessments of aspects of our work.

I participate in an independently chaired statutory conservation audit and compliance committee established under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 that reports to the Minister. DECCW also has an Audit and Risk Committee with an independent chair and members. Details of internal audits and external assessments are provided in Chapter 6 of this report. To the best of my knowledge, all these control processes have operated satisfactorily during the reporting year.

LISA CORBYN
Director General

2. Performance of senior staff

For executive officers of DECCW at SES level 5 or above, the following performance for 2009–10 is recorded:

Chief Executive
Chief Executive performance as reviewed by the Minister for Climate Change and the Environment.

Name: Ms Lisa Corbyn

Position Title: Director General

Period: 1 July 2009–30 June 2010

SES Level: SES 8

Remuneration: $417,524

During the year, Ms Corbyn provided strong leadership, sound executive management and corporate team building to:

  • establish and lead the Environment, Climate Change and Water superagency cluster, and incorporate the NSW Office of Water into DECCW

  • deliver on priority environmental, climate change, water and natural resource programs, including those identified in the State Plan which include targets for clean air, greenhouse gas reduction, natural resource management, waste, building Aboriginal community wellbeing and increasing visitation to national parks.

Ms Corbyn is active in whole of-government and national processes including chairing the Climate Change and Natural Resource Management and Environment Chief Executive Officer clusters, and participating in the Director Generals Executives Committee and on standing committees for national Ministerial Councils in Natural Resource Management and Environment Protection and Heritage. She is also a member of the Marine Parks Authority.

Results

  • Delivered key climate change and sustainability programs including chairing the Climate Change Science Research Network comprising eminent NSW scientists, developing climate change research partnerships such as the funded Eastern Seaboard Climate Initiative, and delivering on the $150 million NSW Energy Efficiency Strategy that includes supporting renewable solar and wind energy, education through the ‘Save Power’ campaign, the Home Power Savings Program for low-income households and DECCW’s own Sustainability Advantage program – DECCW became a Bronze Partner in Sustainability Advantage this year.

  • Arranged the release of the 2009 NSW State of the Environment report and the public reviews of air quality including the April 2010 regional Wagga Wagga workshop, and prepared for the three-yearly Clean Air Forum in August 2010.

  • Delivered major regulatory and policy approaches including achieving red tape reductions, implementing the solaria compliance campaign, consulting on two marine parks draft zoning plans, and consulting on new legislation including amendments relating to Aboriginal cultural heritage, tourism and visitation in national parks, biodiversity certification, and national parks in the Riverina red gum forests.

  • Supported ongoing work with Aboriginal communities including programs for new joint management arrangements, a partnership manual and consultation requirements; continued DECCW’s cultural awareness training and Aboriginal employment strategy; and supported NSW’s Closing the Gap strategies through natural resource management and connections to Country.

  • Worked collaboratively with catchment management authorities to progress natural resource management programs and to improve corporate governance frameworks through comprehensive guidance and manuals.

  • Participated on the Metropolitan Water Chief Executive Officers’ cluster to progress the 2010 Metropolitan Water Plan and a draft water sharing plan to secure Sydney’s water supply, and contributed to the business plan submissions for federal funding of priority water projects.

  • Progressed environmental water recovery targets through NSW RiverBank, building collaborative relationships with the Australian Government and developing environmental management plans for the Macquarie Marshes and Gwydir Wetlands.

  • Added major new areas to the NSW protected area system including 100,000 hectares of Riverina red gum forests, completed the introduction of a new approach to park asset maintenance, and supported the largest hazard reduction burning program ever for NSW national parks.

  • Delivered on a major agency-cluster restructure, contributed to the NSW Corporate Services Blueprint and met efficiencies and savings targets, promoted both performance management and a strong safety culture to improve on DECCW’s occupational health and safety targets, and fostered strong financial management throughout DECCW including setting up the independent Audit and Risk Committee.

  • Unfailingly gave regular and competent renditions of excerpts from ‘Oklahoma’.

Senior Executive Officers
Senior Executive Officers performance as reviewed by Director General.

Name: Mr Simon A Y Smith

Position Title: Deputy Director General, Climate Change, Policy and Programs Group

Period: 1 July 2009–30 June 2010

SES Level: SES 7

Remuneration: $368,019

The Director General has expressed satisfaction with Mr Smith’s performance throughout 2009–10. Mr Smith has achieved the performance criteria in his performance agreement. He has been a strong leader, driving development and implementation of reforms using innovative approaches to meet Government priorities and community expectations.

Results

  • Developed new policy and legislatively based programs to protect biodiversity including managing biodiversity certification and NSW’s first non-government biobanking site.

  • Progressed important climate change mitigation and adaptation policies and guidelines including sea level rise and coastal erosion management, supported renewable energy through solar flagships and wind precincts and commenced the Home Power Savings Program for low income households.

  • Successfully delivered large sustainability programs including reaching the milestone of 250,000 rebates issued for water and energy savings.

  • Revamped the natural resource management policy approach including building engagement with catchment management authorities and supporting their catchment action plans statewide.

  • Progressed NSW’s successful environmental water acquisition and application program with tangible results, watering key inland wetlands.

  • Progressed national and state air quality strategies, taking over leadership of the national air quality working group,

  • Effectively managed the Climate Change Policy and Programs Group through a strong budget and financial management.

Name: Ms Sally Barnes

Position title: Deputy Director General, Parks and Wildlife Group

Period: 1 July 2009–30 June 2010

SES Level: SES 6

Remuneration: $300,800

The Director General has expressed satisfaction with Ms Barnes’ performance during 2009–10. Ms Barnes has achieved the performance criteria in her performance agreement. As Head of the National Parks and Wildlife Service in DECCW, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to building the protected area system and managing it to an excellent standard.

Results

  • Developed and implemented significant eco-tourism programs, including new visitation and tourism amendments to national parks legislation.

  • Developed a major package of legislation and programs for the new national parks for the Riverina red gum forests.

  • Implemented major operational initiatives in national parks including achieving record hazard reduction burns and establishing a new asset maintenance system.

  • Progressed a systematic land acquisition program for the protected area system.

  • Progressed a strong Aboriginal joint management program and partnerships including the new Joint Management Partnership Manual.

  • Effectively managed the Parks and Wildlife Group, including implementing a significant restructure and instituting careful budget management.

Name: Mr Greg Sullivan

Position Title: Deputy Director General, Environment Protection and Regulation Group

Period: 10 May–30 June 2010

SES Level: SES 6

Remuneration: $300,800

Recruitment for the position of Deputy Director General Environment Protection and Regulation Group was undertaken following the retirement of Mr Joe Woodward on 19 April 2010. The position was filled permanently on 10 May 2010 by Mr Greg Sullivan. In the interim period, Mr Gary Whytcross acted in the position.

The Director General expressed her satisfaction with Mr Sullivan’s performance for seven weeks of 2009–10, following his appointment on 10 May 2010.

Results

  • Maintained a strong regulatory focus at both national and state level including chairing the regulatory harmonisation project participating in law enforcement through the Australasian Environmental Law Enforcement and Regulatory Network.

  • Assumed the chair of State Emergency Management Committees, and Environmental Services and Climate Change working groups.

  • Led DECCW’s Executive Coal Taskforce.

Name: Mr Joe Woodward

Position Title: Deputy Director General, Environment Protection and Regulation Group

Period: 1 July 2009–19 April 2010

SES Level: SES 6

Remuneration: $300,800

The Director General expressed satisfaction with Mr Woodward’s performance during 2009–10. Mr Woodward has achieved the criteria in his performance agreement. He has driven better regulation and has sought to achieve a high level of regulatory credibility with a reduction in unnecessary and duplicative red tape.

Results

  • Developed risk-based regulatory programs involving investigations, audits and enforcement, with 2009–10 having the highest number of completed prosecutions in the past five years.

  • Effectively implemented the native vegetation compliance framework improving the linkages with science and satellite imagery.

  • Oversaw regulatory reforms including the review of the Radiation Control Act and streamlining linkages to the planning system.

  • Implemented a solaria compliance campaign which resulted in an improvement in compliance across the industry.

  • Improved protection of Aboriginal heritage through new internal and external guidance material.

Name: Mr David Harriss

Position Title: Deputy Director General and Commissioner NSW Office of Water

Period: 1 July 2009–30 June 2010

SES Level: SES 6

Remuneration: $311,950

The Director General has expressed satisfaction with Mr Harriss’s performance in 2009–10. Mr Harriss has achieved the criteria in his performance agreement. He has established the NSW Office of Water to ensure continued delivery of rural and urban water management policy and reform at both state and national levels, during an unprecedented time of drought across NSW.

Results

  • Led the successful delivery of milestones and targets for the State Plan priority: ‘Secure sustainable supplies of water and use our water more wisely’ including achieving increased water recycling and water efficiency measures.

  • Represented NSW interests in national water reforms under the Murray-Darling Basin Inter-Government Agreements and through the Basin Officials Committee; and in negotiating a memorandum of understanding and funding business cases with the Australian Government.

  • Drove the development of systems to enhance water trading, including lodgement of online applications; water monitoring networks, flood prediction and management; online real-time water data reporting; and streamlining of water licence assessments.

  • Chaired the Metropolitan Water Chief Executive Officers cluster for strategic coordination of the Metropolitan Water Plan and a draft water sharing plan to secure Sydney’s water supply to at least 2025, and to help protect river health through environmental flows.

  • Oversaw the preparation and lodging with IPART of the NSW Office of Water’s submission on future water management charges to ensure an appropriate contribution by water users to the state’s water management services.

  • Oversaw the ongoing management of the Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage Program that delivered $64.9 million in assistance in 2009–10 to country towns affected by drought throughout regional NSW, and improved water supply and sewerage services to Aboriginal communities.

  • Directed the continuous improvement of occupational health and safety programs to maintain safe working conditions, and implemented targeted staff programs to ensure and expand the NSW Office of Water’s specialised water expertise.

Name: Ms Stephanie Cross

Position Title: Executive Director Corporate Services

Period: 1 July 2009–30 June 2010

SES Level: SES 5

Remuneration: $ 255,234

The Director General has expressed satisfaction with Ms Cross’ performance throughout 2009–10. Ms Cross has achieved the performance criteria in her performance agreement. She has focused on corporate service amalgamation issues arising from the creation of DECCW and improved efficiency and delivery of service while strengthening business systems.

Results

  • Led the DECCW public sector corporate and shared services reform agenda.

  • Strengthened DECCW’s financial and occupational health and safety management and monitoring controls through innovative tools and timely and comprehensive reporting, policy revision and system improvements, and business intelligence.

  • Implemented Phase 1 of the video conferencing project following its successful trial, to improve communication and reduce travel costs.

  • Developed an integrated suite of adaptive organisational strategies to meet various human resource requirements.

  • Worked in partnership with catchment management authorities to strengthen financial management controls and to improve service level standards from a third party shared service provider.

  • Effectively managed the Corporate Services Division within budgetary and occupational health and safety requirements.

Name: Dr Kate Wilson

Position Title: Executive Director Scientific Services

Period: 23 November 2009–30 June 2010

SES Level: SES 5

Remuneration: $287,650

Recruitment for the position of Executive Director Scientific Services was undertaken following the retirement of Mr Len Banks on 1 July 2010. The position was filled permanently on 23 November 2010 by Dr Kate Wilson. In the interim period, Mr Ross Williams and Dr Klaus Koop acted in the position for four months and three weeks respectively.

The Director General expressed her satisfaction with Dr Wilson’s performance over the seven months of 2009–10 since her appointment on 23 November 2010.

Results

  • Developed and promoted DECCW’s overall Science Strategy including science communication, and piloted Water and Wetlands as a test case for a new knowledge strategy approach.

  • Reinvigorated DECCW’s Science Executive Subcommittee, through new membership and new action-oriented terms of reference.

  • Strengthened academic and research partnerships, particularly with the University of New England, University of Technology Sydney, University of New South Wales and CSIRO, through a combination of joint appointments, memoranda of understanding, and participation in review and advisory panels.

  • Finalised the Natural Resource Management Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Strategy and the 13 state of the catchment reports for consideration in July 2010, and consolidated the vegetation information system.

  • Prepared a new marine science research strategy following the marine science review, and further developed the information management framework and spatial imagery strategy for DECCW.

  • Effectively managed the Scientific Services Division including ensuring delivery of sophisticated complex scientific services within DECCW and to other clients, and adhering to budgetary and occupational health and safety requirements.

3. Principal officers

The DECCW Executive comprises 13 principal officers. Following is a list of Executive members during 2009–10:

Director General
Ms Lisa Corbyn, BA, MPA, FIPAA

Deputy Director General, Climate Change, Policy and Programs
Mr Simon Smith, BA (Hons)

Deputy Director General, Environment Protection and Regulation
Mr Joe Woodward, BSc, ME (Hons) (on leave, retirement date 14 February 2011)

Mr Greg Sullivan, LLB, LLM, MPA (commenced 10 May 2010)

Deputy Director General, Parks and Wildlife
Ms Sally Barnes, BA, DipEd, GradDip Information Sciences (Teacher Librarianship)

Commissioner, NSW Office of Water
Mr David Harriss, B App.Sc. Grad Dip (Res Mgt)

Executive Director, Botanic Gardens Trust
Dr Tim Entwisle, BSc (Hons), PhD (Botany)

Executive Director, Corporate Services
Ms Stephanie Cross, BSocSc, MBA

Executive Director, Country, Culture and Heritage
Mr Reece McDougall, BSc (Forestry), MEnvSc (acting to 8 January 2010)

Mr Norman Laing, LLB, GradCertLegP (commenced 11 January 2010)

Executive Director, Scientific Services
Mr Ross Williams (acting to 20 November 2009) Dr Kate Wilson, PhD (commenced 23 November 2009)

Executive Director, Departmental Performance Management and Communication
Mr Tim Rogers, BEc, MAd (retired 1 April 2010) Ms Zoe de Saram, BAgrEc (acting from 2 April 2010)

Executive Director, Legal Services
Mr Steve Garrett, BEc, LLB

Executive Director, Park Management
Mr Bob Conroy, BA, Grad Dip Env.Studies, MMgt

Director, Executive Services
Mr Steve Beaman, BSc

4. EPA Board members’ curricula vitae

The EPA functions as a statutory body corporate under whose power regulatory actions relating to environment protection legislation are taken. It is administered as a part of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW).

Provisions for administering the EPA Board are detailed in the Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991. Section 15(3) of the Act sets out appointment procedures for each part-time Board member. DECCW administers these procedures in line with the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Guidelines for NSW Board and Committee Members 2005. Members of the EPA Board are appointed for up to five years. The Minister makes final decisions on appointments for Cabinet approval. Of the appointed members, one is appointed by the Governor as the Chair of the Board and another is appointed by the Governor as Deputy Chair of the Board.

The EPA Board met ten times in 2009–10.

Board Members

Chair and member with expertise in environment protection policy

The Honourable Paul Stein AM, QC (attended 9 meetings)

Paul Stein has over 25 years’ experience in the Australian judicial system, serving as a Judge of the NSW Court of Appeal, the NSW Supreme Court, the NSW District Court, and the NSW Land and Environment Court. He has served on numerous boards and committees throughout his career, gaining extensive experience in environment protection policy. He is currently Chair of Macquarie University’s Centre for Environmental Law Advisory Committee and Chair of Law and Justice Foundation’s Board of Governors. He also sits on the Heritage Committee of the NSW Supreme Court and on advisory boards at the Australian Centre for Environmental Law.

Deputy Chair and member with experience in, or knowledge of, environmental aspects of agriculture, industry or commerce

Mr Tony Wright, DipTech MBA (attended 10 meetings)

Tony Wright is Managing Director of Wright Corporate Strategy Pty Ltd and Chair of the State Water Corporation. He is Chair of the State of the Environment Advisory Council of NSW and Chair of the Extended Producer Responsibility Expert Reference Group. He is a past Chair of Environment Business Australia and a past Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Waste Management and Pollution Control.

Director General, Department of Environment and Climate Change

Ms Lisa Corbyn, BA MPA FIPAA (attended 9 meetings)

Lisa Corbyn is the Director General of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW (DECCW). Lisa also serves as the Director General of the broader Environment, Climate Change and Water agency cluster, is Chair of the Natural Resources and Environment CEO Cluster Group and is a member of the NSW public sector Director Generals’ Executive Group.

Lisa Corbyn has had a varied career as a senior manager in both the public and private sectors in Australia. Lisa has also worked with AWA Limited, the Sydney Water Board and the Department of Planning and was a Commissioner of the Murray–Darling Basin Commission.

Before moving to Australia, Lisa Corbyn worked for over 10 years for the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Members with experience in, or knowledge of, nature conservation or environment protection

Professor Don White, FIChemE, CEng (attended 10 meetings)

Don White is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney. Don has thirty years’ experience as a manager and engineer in the process and chemical industries, and since 1998 has provided private consulting services to chemical, petrochemical and magnesium metal industries, under the company name Don White and Co. During this time, he has also been involved in nature conservation, environment protection and community issues.

Don is the current Chairperson of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW and a member of several of its internal committees. He is a member of several government and liaison committees including the Load Based Licensing Technical Review Panel and Waste Committee of the Environmental Trust. He has also served on the Hazardous Chemicals Advisory Committee and the Homebush Bay Environment Reference Group.

Members with experience in, or knowledge of, nature conservation or environment protection

Ms Beverley Smiles (attended 10 meetings)

Beverley Smiles is an environmental consultant working with peak state environment groups including the National Parks Association of NSW.

She is convenor of various community-based groups including the Central West Environment Council and Northern Inland Council for the Environment. She is currently the local conservation representative on the Central West Community Conservation Advisory Committee and Cudgegong Water Committee representative on the Environmental Flows Reference Group for the Macquarie–Cudgegong Water Sharing Plan. She has held previous positions on natural resource management bodies including the Hunter Catchment Management Trust, Hunter River Management Committee and Macquarie–Cudgegong River Management Committee.

Beverley Smiles is also a member of community consultative committees related to the coal mining industry.

Member with experience in, or knowledge of, environmental aspects of agriculture, industry or commerce

Dr John Keniry, AM BSc (Hons) PhD (attended 9 meetings)

John Keniry is currently Chair of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science. He has chaired several other bodies, including Ridley Corporation Ltd, the Scientific Advisory Council to the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, the Livestock Export Review, the National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals and Unisearch Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003.

Member with experience in environmental science

Mr Robert Junor, HDA, BA (attended 8 meetings)

Robert Junor is a former Commissioner and Chief Soil Conservationist with the Soil Conservation Service of NSW, having served in a field-based career in the coastal, Murray and north-western regions of the state.

He has chaired the Community Advisory Committee of the Murray–Darling Basin Commission, Upper Parramatta River Catchment Management Trust, Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority, and Greening Australia (NSW). He is currently a natural resources management consultant, undertaking strategic planning, environmental audits and land management consultancies.

Member with expertise in regional environmental issues

Ms Yvonne Stewart (attended 8 meetings)

Yvonne Stewart is the Chair of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee, the Cape Byron Trust and the Arakwal National Park Board of Management. She is also a member of the Marine Parks Advisory Council.

Yvonne Stewart is Chief Executive Officer of the Arakwal Corporation and is actively involved with the Byron Shire Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee, in both environmental management issues and plans of management.

In the past, she was actively involved in the creation of the Arakwal National Park following the signing of a historic Indigenous Land Use Agreement, and was a member of the Department of Lands Water Sharing Committee. She received a NSW Government Heritage Volunteer Award in 2004 for her work in promoting and protecting Aboriginal culture and involving Aboriginal people in the management of national parks.

Member with expertise in environmental law and an academic employed in a NSW tertiary institution

Professor Gerry Bates, LLB (Hons) PhD (Birm) (attended 9 meetings)

Gerry Bates teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in environmental law at the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law, University of Sydney; Australian National University, Canberra; and the University of New South Wales.

He has published extensively on environmental law, including the standard text Environmental law in Australia, and has been Editor-in-Chief of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal since its inception in 1983.

Gerry Bates is a Director of Kimbriki Environmental Enterprises, a waste recovery centre and landfill on Sydney’s northern beaches, and was formerly leader of the Greens in the Tasmanian State Parliament.

Member with expertise in local government matters

Cr Genia McCaffery, BEc (Hons) (attended 7 meetings)

Genia McCaffery has been Mayor of North Sydney Council since 1995, and a member of the Local Government Association Executive since 1998. She is on the Board of the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority and the NSW Environmental Trust. She has worked for the Department of Labour and Immigration and as a researcher for the National Trust, and has undertaken work in youth issues, unemployment and public advocacy.

5. Significant statutory bodies and advisory committees

Significant committees advising DECCW

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee

This committee is established under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, and consists of nominees of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council and Aboriginal Elders groups, as well as registered native title claimants and Aboriginal owners. It advises the Minister for Climate Change and the Environment and the Director General of DECCW on any matter relating to identification, assessment and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage in NSW. A new committee was re-constituted on 9 November 2009, with eleven members appointed by the Minister for two- and three-year terms.

Chair: Victor Perry

Deputy Chair: Glenda Chalker
Viola Brown
Craig Cromelin
Robin Heath
Larry Kelly
Steven Meredith
Maureen O’Donnell
Merle Williams
Olivia Williams
Ian Woods

Aboriginal Water Trust Advisory Committee

This committee provides strategic advice to the Minister for Water on Aboriginal Water Trust issues, and assesses and provides recommendations to the Minister on grant applications to the community under the Trust.

Michael Bell

Glenda Chalker
Craig Cromelin
Lionel Mongta
Merle Williams

Audit and Risk Committee

This committee provides independent assistance to the Director General by overseeing and monitoring DECCW’s governance, risk and control frameworks, and external accountability requirements. It ensures that DECCW’s internal audit activity focuses on areas of identified significant risk, internal audit recommendations properly address identified issues of risk and other issues requiring improvement, and implementation of recommendations is effective and complete. The committee is constituted to meet the core requirements of Treasury Circular NSW TC 09/08 Internal Audit and Risk Management Policy, and has replaced the Internal Audit Committee.

Chair: Arthur Butler

Gerardine Brus (from April 2010) Lisa Corbyn (DECCW) (until March 2010) Catherine Donnellan (DECCW) (until March 2010) David Harriss (DECCW) (from April 2010) John Keniry (until March 2010) Simon Smith (DECCW) Joan Wilcox (DECCW) (from April 2010)

BioBanking Ministerial Reference Group

This reference group was formed to assist in finalising the BioBanking assessment methodology and regulations for operating the BioBanking Scheme under Part 7A of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.

Chair: Simon Smith (DECCW)

Jeff Angel Georgina Beattie Rachelle Benhow Richard Clarke Sandy Halley Geoff Hudson Robert Humphries WEJ Paradice Jenny Rudolph Rachel Walmsley Robert Wilcher

Cape Byron State Conservation Area Trust

This trust, established in 1989, manages the Cape Byron State Conservation Area. The trust is a voluntary, not-for-profit community body empowered by the provisions of the National Park and Wildlife Act 1974 with the care, control and management of the reserve.

Chair: Yvonne Stewart

Deputy Chair: Tony McCabe Basil Camerson Judy Conlan Mark Johnston (DECCW) Sean Kay Dulcie Nicholls

Climate Change Fund Advisory Committee

This advisory committee advises the Minister for Climate Change and the Environment and DECCW on strategy and priorities; reviews priorities to take account of changing conditions and the success of various activities; and monitors, reviews and reports to the Minister on the overall performance of the fund against the established objectives.

Chair: Simon Smith (DECCW)

Jeff Angel Steven Beletich Peter Birk Roman Domanski Gavin Gilchrist Paul Hackney Ben Hamilton Andrew Kirkwood Mark Ludbrooke Genia McCaffrey Angus Nardi Tim Nelson Paul Orton Peter Szental Karen Waldman Stephen White

Climate Change Science Research Network

This network helps the Government to access the best available information on regional climatic changes and impacts, and adaptation to climate change. It informs and advises on coordinating climate change research in NSW, and integrating this research with other state, territory, national and international programs. The network also advises on research priorities for NSW.

Chair: Lisa Corbyn (DECCW)

Ross Bradstock Helen Cleugh Ron Cox Ian Goodwin Lesley Hughes Stephen Leeder Deirdre Lemerle

John McAneney

Andy Pitman

Perry Wiles

Gary Willgoose

Community Conservation Advisory Committees

Three Community Conservation Advisory Committees (CCACs) are constituted under the Brigalow and Nandewar Community Conservation Area Act 2005 to advise the Community Conservation Council on the provisions of the Community Conservation Area Agreement. CCACs are appointed by the Minister for Climate Change and the Environment and the Minister for Mineral and Forest Resources. Members include representatives from local environment groups, industry (timber, mining and apiary), local government and catchment management authorities; and farmers, local recreation users, Aboriginal people and scientific experts.

Border Rivers/Gwydir CCAC

Chair: Steven Adams

Kate Boyd

Casey Cooper

Bob Couch

Liza Duncan

Wendy Hawes

Peter Pankhurst

Keith Pickstone

Phillip Spark

Peter Turnbull

Kim Wright



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